5 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Crock with Profuse Freehand Floral Decoration

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 250

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, thick rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large undulating fuchsia vine across the front. Shoulder decorated with freehand dots and stripes. Base with a freehand "5" flanked by graduated cobalt dashes. Very nice decoration. Restored crack extending from base approximately 10" up side of jar under one handle. Hairlines throughout underside, a few of which extend onto base.

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