Morgantown, WV Presentation Pitcher

May 21, 2005 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 88

Price Realized: $1,540.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium)

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Auction Highlight:  West Virginia Stoneware

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Rare and Important Salt-Glazed Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Applied Rose Decoration and Name "F M HAYMOND," attributed to D.G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1880, tankard-form pitcher with pronounced spout, moldings at rim, shoulder, and base, and interior lip to hold ice while pouring. Decorated with a central applied clay branch with leaves and roses that extends to the left and right around the sides of the pitcher. Branch and leaves with incised details. The name "F M HAYMOND.," produced from hand-modeled pieces of clay, applied around collar. Leaves painted green. Roses and name "HAYMOND" painted red. In the 1880 U.S. Census, David G. Thompson is listed as living with the Haymond family in Morgantown. The head of the household, Augustus Haymond, was Thompson"s brother-in-law, and Haymond"s wife presumably Thompson"s sister. Frank Haymond, Thompson's nephew, is listed as a 21-year-old school student. This pitcher was probably made for Frank Haymond by D.G. Thompson, although it may have been made by Haymond himself, who could have become an employee at his uncle"s pottery. Some minor damage to applied decoration. Height 8 3/4".

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