5 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Churn w/ Elaborate Decoration

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 133

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical churn with tooled shoulder, tall collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with profuse freehand cobalt stripes and vining, along with a freehand "5" at base. A well-decorated example. Provenance: From a thirty-five year Western PA collection. Rim slumped during the firing. 5 1/2" thin crack from rim on right side of front. Glazed-over handle chip and other tiny chips to same handle. Small chip on interior of rim. Some stained spots to surface. H 17 1/4".

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