Very Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Canning Jar with Woman Firing Rifle

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 266

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Very Rare Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Decoration of a Woman Shooting a Bird, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1870, cylindrical jar decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a woman wearing a hat and firing a shotgun at a small bird perched in a tree. Design painted in a naive manner, with tree depicted almost as a large flowering plant with several short branches and two large flowers. Bird is visible perched in the crook of the tree and several pieces of shot can be seen projecting from the barrel of the gun towards the bird. A highly unsual, small-sized example of people stoneware, with the unusual subject matter of a firing gun in the scene. While people crocks were also produced in Southwestern PA, the attribution of this jar to Morgantown is strong, given its distinctive floral motif, which is related to that found on the turkey-decorated jar in this auction. The turkey jar has finely-molded handles found only on Morgantown ware. Rim chips. Some fry to cobalt. H 8 3/4".


Very Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Canning Jar with Woman Firing RifleVery Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Canning Jar with Woman Firing RifleVery Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Canning Jar with Woman Firing Rifle

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