COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Crock with Man-in-the-moon Decoration

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 307

Price Realized: $6,037.50

($5,250 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 tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and ribbed lug handles, decorated with a brushed cobalt profile of a man's face with long nose, surrounded by a leafy stem. Brushed cobalt "2" beside maker's mark. A good example of this highly-prized Cowden design. Excellent color. Unusual brushed two-gallon capacity mark. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in Iowa. Essentially as-made condition with some fine bubbling to areas of cobalt, visible upon close inspection.

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