Morgantown, WV Stoneware Woman and Bird Cream Jar

July 17, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 72

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Woman and Oversized Bird Decoration, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1870, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and flattened rim, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a woman beside of very large, long-necked bird resembling an ostrich or crane. Woman holds an object in her hand, possibly a scythe. An intriguing folk art design, as the woman is dwarfed by the imposing bird. Provenance: Found by the consignor in the basement of a Morgantown home approximately twenty years ago. 5 1/4" x 4 1/2" X-shaped crack on side of jar. The horizontal section of the crack is not visible on the interior. 3 7/8" and 3 5/8" hairlines from rim on reverse. Faint line extending across bottom, only a portion of which is visible on the interior. This line continues onto base 1 1/2" and 1" in two places. 3 3/4" hairline from rim on side of jar. 2" faint hairline from rim on front. H 7 7/8".

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