White Hall (Baltimore County, MD Presentation Crock

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 254

Price Realized: $805.00

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

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November 6, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Presentation Jar with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Incised "John Hunter / White Hall," Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1865, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder, semi-squared rim, and applied lug handles, incised across the shoulder in cobalt-highlighted script "John Hunter / White Hall". Hunter was the sheriff of White Hall, located in Northern Baltimore County, MD, during the latter part of the 19th century. The incised words are underscored by a brushed wavy stripe of cobalt and three cobalt leaves. Additional wavy stripe and two leaves on reverse. One of the rarest examples of Baltimore stoneware to be offered in recent years. Glued pieces at base on reverse with cracks extending from this damage onto base. Two pieces missing on underside, measuring 3 1/4" and 1 1/2". 1" base chip and two much smaller base chips. Hairlines in rim and shoulder on reverse. H 13 3/4".

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