Midwestern Stoneware Crock w/ Christmas Tree

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 70

Price Realized: $575.00

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

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Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Christmas Tree Decoration, Midwestern origin, circa 1870, semi-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and thin rim, decorated with a slip-trailed cobalt design of a Christmas tree with potted base and branches capped with star-shaped embellishments. One handle applied at shoulder. There is a brushed cobalt arch where opposite handle was never applied. Impressed "4" on one side; reverse with a brushed cobalt "4" underscored by dashes. Pictured in an issue of "Spinning Wheel" magazine during the 1970's. 1 3/4" shallow chip on interior of rim. Small chip on exterior of rim. Two shallow base chips. Chipping to handle. H 14 1/2".

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