Rare COWDEN & WILCOX (Harrisburg) Stoneware Jug w/ Cornucopia Decoration

October 29, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 399

Price Realized: $16,100.00

($14,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding and Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Cornucopia Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, semi-ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and wide spout, decorated with large, heavily-shaded cornucopia, brimming with a large daisy, tulips, leaves, corkscrewing vines, and other circular blossoms. Excellent color and visually-stunning design. One of a very small number of Cowden & Wilcox pieces with cornucopia decoration known. Provenance: Recently discovered in a Central Pennsylvania basement. Remarkable as-made condition with some light bubbling to cobalt of central flower, and two in-the-making base chips on reverse. H 16 1/2".

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