Extremely Rare D.S. ANDERSON Western PA Stoneware Crock

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 229

Price Realized: $431.25

($375 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "D.S. ANDERSON," David Anderson, Perryopolis, PA, circa 1860, skillfully-potted jar with semi-ovoid form, tooled shoulder, and thick, flattened rim, the front decorated with a large freehand tulip surrounded by five series of swags. Impressed "D.S. ANDERSON" on reverse. This jar is the first example bearing this elusive Fayette County maker's mark that we have offered. The following is a passage from Schaltenbrand's Big Ware Turners, p. 164: "Another stoneware potter named David Anderson moved to Perryopolis from Pittsburgh in the late 1850's and built a shop 'below the glassworks' near Washington Run. . . Examples from. . . Anderson. . . are virtually non existent." Long horizontal crack extending across front of jar. Glazed-over stone ping to underside of rim. 3" X-shaped line at base on reverse. A few very faint lines in underside.

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