Heatwole or Suter Stoneware Jar, Rockingham Co., VA.

March 21, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 300

Price Realized: $4,715.00

($4,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Small-Sized Virginia Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to John D. Heatwole or Emmanuel Suter, Dry River, VA, circa 1851, ovoid jar with narrow base, and tall, concave rim, decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt flowering plant bearing five blossoms. Reverse decorated with a single larger flower extending from a leafy stem. Exceptional size and decoration. The form, color, and decoration, are consistent with pieces produced during Emmanuel Suter's apprenticeship to John D. Heatwole in Dry River, Rockingham County, VA, circa 1851. Few pieces from this period have survived. Hairlines throughout surface, which are not go through to interior. Base chips. Tiny chips to bottom edge of rim. H 5 3/8".

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