Rare Kelly & Harr, Perryopolis, Fayette County, PA Stoneware Harvest Jug

November 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 303

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Important Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Signed in Cobalt "KELLY & HARR / Perryopolis / Fayette Co. / Penna," circa 1855, beehive form with applied pouring spout, the body heavily-decorated with three different flower extending from a leafy vine. Additional cobalt stripe at base, cobalt highlights to spout and handle terminals, and tulip blossom brushed under one handle. Reverse inscribed in cobalt slip "KELLEY & HARR / Perryopolis / Fayette Co. / Penna". Exceptional form and decoration, featuring an exceedingly rare signature. Only the second signed example we have seen from this extremely rare potting firm (the other being a crock with a stamped maker's mark). Restored handle. Some tight lines to surface, possibly in-the-firing. A small spout chip. H 9 1/2".

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