Pruntytown, West Virginia, Stoneware Canning Jar

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 22

Price Realized: $1,725.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Auction Highlight:  West Virginia Stoneware

November 6, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Rare Stoneware Canning Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Pruntytown, WV, circa 1870, semi-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and tall narrow collar culminating in a "wax sealer" mouth. Front decorated top-to-bottom with a flowering plant design consisting of three large blossoms with dashed stamens, extending from a central stem. Brushed stripes at shoulder and base. A fine example of West Virginia stoneware. Provenance: Tom McCandless Collection, Hopewell, NJ. As-made condition. H 10 1/2".

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