Rare HAMILTON / GREENSBORO Stoneware Crock with Brushed Vine and Line Decoration

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 428

Price Realized: $1,380.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock, Stamped "HAMILTON / Greensboro / PA," William Leet Hamilton, circa 1860, straight-sided crock with lug handles and circumferential incised lines, decorated with a freehand twisting vine design, thick straight and wavy stripes of cobalt at the midsection, and a script cobalt "3" flanked by stripes at base. Reverse impressed with Hamilton maker's mark. Excellent color and decoration on a jar with a difficult-to-find, early Greensboro maker's mark. 4" line on underside, continuing 6" up side of jar under one handle. Chip to molding below rim. H 11 1/4".

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