3 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher, Baltimore, circa 1860

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 314

Price Realized: $1,725.00

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

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Outstanding and Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to William Linton, Baltimore, MD, circa 1860, ovoid pitcher with rounded foot, decorated with a large flowering plant design with six large fan-shaped blossoms extending upward and around the sides of the pitcher. Spout decorated with brushed cobalt swags. Sides of collar decorated with large flowers. Impressed "3" on collar. This pitcher is the first of its size from the Linton and Perine school of decoration we have seen. A very fine example of Baltimore stoneware. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example consigned from a New Jersey couple, who purchased it thirty years ago. Restored handle. Spout chip, two base chips, and a thin hairline in underside. H 15".

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