Extremely Rare Cold-Painted Stoneware House Figure with Blown Glass Windows

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 347

Price Realized: $517.50

($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Cold-Painted Stoneware Sculpture of a House, probably Western PA or Ohio origin, second half 19th century, large-sized, slab-constructed house with hand-incised bricks, applied chimney, and molded window frames with highly unusual applied glass windows. Roof supported by triangular sections of clay. Hole in chimney leads to interior of house. Surface with old gray and reddish-brown paint. House is constructed of a vitrified pale-reddish stoneware clay with some light gloss, created by years of patination or perhaps a very light salt glaze. This is the most ambitious house sculpture in American stoneware and redware we have seen, and the only containing actual glass windows. Base chips. A few chips to chimney. Losses to bottom edge of roof. On two corners, this damage is painted over, suggesting it occurred during the firing or shortly after the house was made. L 10 1/8" ; W 8" ; H 12 5/8".

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