Rare "1852" T. R. WADDELL, Virginia Stoneware Crock

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 63

Price Realized: $1,035.00

($900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 21, 2012 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Date "1852," Stamped "T.R. WADDELL / VA," Thomas R. Waddell, Alleghany County, VA, ovoid jar with tooled rim and applied lug handles, decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt "2" and on the reverse with the slip-trailed date "1852". Handle terminals are also highlighted in cobalt slip. A scarce mark in its own right, and quite difficult to find with cobalt decoration of any kind. This jar is the first example we have seen bearing a cobalt date. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from New Jersey. Professionally-restored rim chips. Small chips on interior of rim and base.

Rare Rare

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