Rare Miniature Stoneware Pitcher att. C. F. Decker (Chucky Valley, TN)

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 499

Price Realized: $4,887.50

($4,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Tulip Decoration, attributed to Charles F. Decker's Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, late 19th century, finely-potted, thin-walled pitcher with ovoid body, footed base, and tall flaring collar. Midsection embellished with two incised lines. Front decorated with a brushed vertical tulip, and spout flanked by two cobalt stripes. Inverted U-shaped stroke of cobalt above upper handle terminal. Excellent and rare form, desirable miniature size, and strong decoration. One of the finest examples of Decker stoneware to come to auction in the past several years. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Pennsylvania. Professional restoration to spout, which is difficult to see. Otherwise excellent condition. H 3 1/2".

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