22-Gallon Western PA Stoneware Crock, attrib. James Hamilton, Greensboro

November 3, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 250

Price Realized: $4,600.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Important and Possibly Unique Twenty-Two Gallon Freehand-Decorated Stoneware Crock, attributed to James Hamilton, Greensboro, PA, circa 1860, monumental crock with tooled shoulder and midsection and applied lug handles, decorated with a zig-zag design with dots below the rim and beautifully-executed, elaborate fuschia vine decoration below. Crock is further decorated with a brushed cobalt stripe, additional horizontal vining, and a large "22" in brushed cobalt, flanked by wavy stripes. Outstanding size, color, and decoration. This crock is the only twenty-two gallon example of Western Pennsylvania stoneware we have heard of. Provenance: From a 40-year-old Pennsylvania collection. 9 1/4" hairline from rim on front, with a 3" horizontal line extending from it to the right. Line in underside continuing partway up jar in two places, which may have occurred in the making. H 24".




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