Large Ovoid Stoneware Crock Impressed R. BUTT / W. CITY, D.C., Richard Butt, Washington, DC

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 313

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "R. BUTT / W. CITY, D.C.," circa 1835, approximately six-to-eight gallon ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, arching tab handles, and semi-rounded rim. Decorated on the front with two large brushed tulips and groups of leaves extending from the midsection to the handles. Maker's mark brushed over in cobalt. Reverse decorated with a boldly-brushed flowering plant design consisting of a large tulip flanked on each side by a smaller tulip. Interestingly, variations of this motif can also be found on early examples of Shenandoah Valley stoneware, most notably pieces by Solomon Bell of Winchester and Strasburg, VA, as well as others produced at the Zigler Pottery of Timberville, VA. An exceptionally large and well-decorated example of Richard Butt stoneware. Horizontal crack on reverse. Some wear along midsection of front. Small base chips. H 17".

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