Rare Penrith (Hancock County), WV Sewertile Spaniel

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 166

Price Realized: $920.00

($800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Hancock County, West Virginia Sewer Tile Spaniel Doorstop, Signed "Moulded by / E. Johnston. / Penrith W. Va. / April 10 / 1897," molded in the form of a seated spaniel with incised details to face, hair, paws, and collar, incised with maker's signature between two front legs. The maker of the spaniel, E. Johnston, is possibly a relative of the stoneware potter, George Johnston of Clarksburg, WV. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example found in Texas. Excellent condition. H 7 6/8".

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