Extremely Rare and Important "OHIO" Stoneware Inkstand Dated "1829"

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 307

Price Realized: $19,550.00

($17,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Stoneware Inkstand with Elaborate Incised and Cobalt-Highlighted Floral Decoration, Inscribed "OHIO" and Dated "APRIL 16, 1829," slab-constructed inkstand on footed base with pen holder below two inserted inkwells flanking a sander. Front of inkstand featuring the boldly-incised word "OHIO". Inkstand elaborately-incised on one side with vines, further incised on the opposite side with a large flower, dated 1829 on the blossom. Underside incised in large letters "APRIL 16, 1829". Cobalt highlights to incising, edges of inkstand, and surfaces of wells and sander. This inkstand is one of the most significant discoveries in Midwestern stoneware of the last several years. Exhibiting an oustanding and rare form with strong decoration, it also bears the distinction of being one of the earliest dated examples of Ohio pottery known. Provenance: Recently found in the Southeastern U.S. One foot restored. 7/8" thin reglued flake to facade of inkstand. Otherwise excellent condition. L 5 1/2 " ; W 4 1/2" ; H 4".

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