Very Fine HAMILTON & JONES (Greensboro, PA) Stoneware Pitcher with Freehand Floral Decoration

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 411

Price Realized: $6,612.50

($5,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "Hamilton & Jones," Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1870, ovoid pitcher with tall collar accented with tooled and rounded rim, the front decorated with the crisply-stenciled maker's mark "Hamilton & Jones" with freehand wavy lines above, in between, and below. Area below collar with cobalt drape design. Collar nicely-decorated with two tulips extending from undulating, leafy stem. Spout decorated with vertically-brushed cobalt leaf design. Rim, midsection, and base with brushed freehand stripe. Decoration and style of stenciling indicate this pitcher was made during the early production years of the Greensboro firm of Hamilton & Jones. An elusive form for this prolific Western PA maker. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Midwestern antiques collection. A shallow, colored chip to interior of spout. Two other tiny chips and a miniscule nick to spout. Two minor nicks on interior of rim on reverse.

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