J.P. PARKER / JANE LEW (West Virginia) Stoneware Churn

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 74

Price Realized: $862.50

($750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Five-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Churn, Stenciled "J.P. PARKER / JANE LEW," WV origin, circa 1875, cylindrical churn with rounded shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with stenciled cross, star, and heart designs. Additional freehand brushwork and a freehand "5" on front. Signed examples of Jane Lew pottery are considered very difficult-to-find. Restored vertical crack extending from underside to underneath one handle. H 17 1/2".

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