Unusual Stoneware Figural Horse Head inside Horseshoe Charm, Midwestern origin

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 317

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Horse and Horseshoe Paperweight, Embossed "PAROLE" and "LUCK," Midwestern origin, circa 1875-1885, featuring the well-detailed bust of a horse surrounded by a horseshoe, including the word "LUCK" above and the word "PAROLE" on reverse. Cobalt highlight to the hrose's eye, base of a horseshoe, and the word "LUCK". The boldly-debossed word "PAROLE" on reverse refers to the American race horse, Parole (1873-1903), who, at the time of his retirement, was the country's greatest money winner and considered the best gelding of his era. Parole was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1984. This paperweight may have been given out as a souvenir at a race featuring this famous horse. An unusual example of equestrian-related stoneware. Excellent condition. L 2 1/2".

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