Morgantown, WV, Stoneware Jar

October 31, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 200

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock, attributed to D.G. Thompson, Morgantown, WVA, circa 1870, cylindrical crock with ribbed lug handles, rounded rim, and heavy circumferential tooling, decorated with a brushed cobalt vine design flanked by two cobalt stripes. This design is underscored by a script cobalt 3 flanked by vertical and horizontal cobalt leaves. Additional brushed cobalt stripe at base. A fine example by this ever-popular West Virginia maker. Excellent condition. Chipping to interior of rim. Light surface wear or possibly in-the-firing touch marks to ends of one handle. Small in-the-firing touch mark under same handle. H 13 1/2".

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