Bulbous Stoneware Cruet with W.K.I. Initials and Bird w/ Rider Decoration, probably Southern

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 498

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Ewer with Folky Cobalt Decoration of a Man Riding a Bird, Inscribed WKP, probably Southern origin, second half 19th century, highly-ovoid form with footed base, narrow neck, and flared rim with pouring spout, the front decorated with a folky cobalt design of a man with raised arms, riding a long-necked bird. Additional abstract foliate design to the left. Large cobalt initials "WKP" to midsection. Cobalt stripes to top of rim. An extremely rare form in American stoneware. Provenance: A fresh-to-the market example, recently found in Kentucky. Some very tight lines to base area. Significant chipping to rim. H 5 1/2".


Bulbous Stoneware Cruet with W.K.I. Initials and Bird w/ Rider Decoration, probably SouthernBulbous Stoneware Cruet with W.K.I. Initials and Bird w/ Rider Decoration, probably SouthernBulbous Stoneware Cruet with W.K.I. Initials and Bird w/ Rider Decoration, probably SouthernBulbous Stoneware Cruet with W.K.I. Initials and Bird w/ Rider Decoration, probably Southern

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