Stoneware Pitcher, attrib. John and James Miller, Strasburg, VA

October 31, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 264

Price Realized: $977.50

($850 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Shenandoah Valley Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, attributed to John and James Miller, Strasburg, VA, circa 1835, thin-walled pitcher with ovoid body, tooled foot, and flared collar with dramatically-pinched spout. Decorated on the front in brushed cobalt with a large stylized flower head. Spout and collar decorated with three cobalt dashes. Shenandoah Valley stoneware pitchers from this period of manufacture or by this desirable maker are considered rare. Restored handle. Spout chip and rim chip. Contact mark on front. X-shaped line on front, with each line measuring 4 1/4" x 4". H 9 3/4".

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