Rare COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Butter Crock with Man-in-the-Moon Design

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 504

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Butter Crock with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, short, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-squared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a man's face with long nose, flanked by leaves. A scarce design in its own right, examples of this desirable Cowden & Wilcox motif are very rare on a butter crock form. Professional restoration to an approximately 3 1/4" area of rim. An additional minor rim chip. A shallow chip to one handle. A 1 1/4" flake to underside.

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