Whelchel Pottery, Spartansburg, SC Churn

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 315

Price Realized: $1,150.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Stenciled Brown Slip Decoration, attributed to the Whelchel Pottery, Spartansburg, SC, circa 1900, tapered cylindrical form with rounded shoulder and tall collar, decorated with a stenciled leaf-bearing plant design, a strip of stylized flower heads, and a reversed number 4, in brown slip. Stenciled decoration is applied over a creamy-colored glaze. A rare example of Southern stoneware. Both handles restored. Restored 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" section to rim. 1/2" chip to shoulder molding on reverse. A few small, in-the-firing spots of glaze loss to surface. A few glaze flakes to very base of churn. Small chip to rim. Wear to interior ledge for churn lid. H 15 3/8".



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