COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 127

Price Realized: $4,255.00

($3,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder, applied lug handles, and tall collar designed to hold a lid, the front decorated with the smiling profile of a man's face, flanked by leaves. Tip of stem crossed with a slash of cobalt. A fine example of this desirable Cowden & Wilcox motif. Provenance: Purchased during the 1970's. Hairline at base, which forms a "V" on underside. Some additional, minor surface crazing at base, not visible on interior. Rim chips. H 11 3/8".




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