Rare Salesman's Sample Stoneware Crock, Central PA circa 1860

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 76

Price Realized: $2,185.00

($1,900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 21, 2012 Auction Catalog

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Rare Salesman's Sample Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, probably J. Dipple, Lewistown, PA, late 19th century, ovoid jar with semi-squared rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a large tulip extending from a leafy stem. Impressed with a cobalt-highlighted number "5" at the shoulder, indicating the jar was probably made as a miniature sample of Dipple's five-gallon-size product. Miniature stoneware from Central Pennsylvania is considered very unusual. Small base chip. H 2 3/4".

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