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March 14: Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
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Price Realized: $517.50 ($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stenciled "JAS. HAMILTON / & CO. / GREENSBORO . PA," circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and ribbed lug handles, decorated with freehand stripes at the shoulder and base, elaborate stenciling to the midsection, and a bold number 4 flanked by stenciled flourishes at the base. In-the-firing 1 1/2" chipped section to bottom edge. 4" hairline from rim on reverse. Faint and minor line on underside, which appears to be in-the-firing and extends 1/2" onto base.
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