Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Spaniel, Western PA origin.

March 21, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 179

Price Realized: $1,725.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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March 21, 2009 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Spaniel on Base, Western Pa origin, circa 1875, molded figure of a spaniel with incised eyes, nose, and mouth, seated on a molded base with raised floral design. Spaniel is decorated with cobalt brushwork on its head and over one eye, and is incised with the letter L between its two front legs. Hollowed interior. A stoneware spaniel pictured on page 161 of Schaltenbrand's Big Ware Turners may be by the same hand. Made as doorstops or advertising pieces for merchants, the stoneware spaniel is one of the rarest stoneware items produced in Western Pennsylvania. Base chips. Four base chips. A few in-the-firing wrinkles in surface, which do not go through to interior. H 9".

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