May 21, 2005 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 322

Price Realized: $3,300.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium)

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Rare Half-Gallon Shenandoah Valley Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Design, Stamped "MILLER & DAVISON / STRASBURG, VA," circa 1880, semi-ovoid pitcher with flaring foot and rim molding, decorated on the front with a two stemmed clover or flower design. Additional cobalt swags flanking the spout and cobalt circles at the handle terminals. According to H.E. Comstock"s The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, the mark "MILLER & DAVISON" was used during the short-lived partnership of potters George W. Miller and George Henry Davidson. The clover decoration on this pitcher shows the influence of Davidson"s Baltimore training, where clover designs were frequently used. Desirable small size and rare maker"s mark. T-shaped crack on side of pitcher, measuring 4 3/8" tall and about 3" wide at top of "T". Extends onto underside, forming thin spider lines. Two base chips. Height 9 1/4".

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