Five-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware Crock with Vibrant Cobalt Decoration

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 335

Price Realized: $690.00

($600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1825, ovoid jar with thick rounded rim and raised tab handles, the front decorated with a boldly-brushed flowering vine, the reverse decorated with a vine bearing three large groups of leaves. Collar decorated with cobalt swags. Handles decorated with heavy cobalt brushed over the top, along with a looping line below. Impressed "5" under one handle. This jar's decoration appears to have some basis in the products of Henry Remmey, Sr., while working for merchant, Henry Myers, although it was probably made elsewhere in the city. Desirable large size and strong decoration. Heavy chipping to base. Surface lines to one side of jar, not visible on interior. Hairline to underside. H 16 1/2".

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