Very Rare HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Crossed American Flag Decoration

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 274

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Crossed Flags Decoration, Stamped "HARRISBURG, PA," William Moyer or Cowden & Wilcox, circa 1858-1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, coved rim molding, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed design of crossed American flags featuring wavy stripes, spotted stars, tasseled finials, and accents at the base of their poles. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Few pieces of Harrisburg stoneware are known with patriotic themes. This example may have been inspired by events related to the Civil War, during which Harrisburg was invaded by the Confederate Army, in 1862 and 1863. Some very tight lines and crazing to base area and underside. Tight 3" crack from rim on front. H 10".


Very Rare HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Crossed American Flag Decoration

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