Miniature Stoneware "Sampler" Pitcher, "ABC"

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 12

Price Realized: $920.00

($800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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January 30, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Rare Miniature Stoneware "A B C" Pitcher, Northeastern U.S. origin, circa 1850, ovoid pitcher with flared collar and applied handle, decorated with the incised and cobalt-highlighted letters "A B C" and "a b c." Possibly made for a child in reference to his or her learning of the alphabet. The use of upper and lower case lettering reminds one of needlework samplers of the 19th century. Chips to sides of spout and heavy chipping to rim. H 2 1/2".

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