Rare Two-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher with Folky Slip-Trailed Design, attrib. Parr & Burrland

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 333

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Folky Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Parr & Burrland, Baltimore, MD, circa 1815-1822, tall, ovoid pitcher with ribbed handle, the front decorated with a slip-trailed flower with leafy stem and dashed trails extending to the left and right of the blossom. Reverse decoration with slip-trailed three-petaled flowers or clovers. Rim highlighted in cobalt. Incised "X" on reverse. This recently-discovered pitcher is important in understanding the evolution of cobalt designs on the stoneware of nearby Alexandria, VA. This pitcher predates most examples of cobalt-decorated Alexandria stoneware. The distinctive design on this pitcher, involving a flower with leafy trails extending from the blossom, was popularized in Alexandria by potter, John Swann. Though typically referred to as the "Alexandria motif" this pitcher implies that this design had its basis in Baltimore stoneware production. Excellent condition, particularly for a piece of this age, with only a few minor base chips. H 13 3/4".


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