Rare D. P. HOBART / WILLIAMSPORT Stoneware Cake Crock with Bird Decoration

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 523

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock with Cobalt Flying Bird Decoration, Stamped "D.P. HOBART Agent / Williamsport, Pa," circa 1880, short, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, flattened rim, and applied handles, the front decorated with a finely-brushed design of a flying bird. The decorator carved a small spot into the clay to represent the bird's eye. Excellent form and decoration with rare maker's mark. Rim chips. Light wear to both handles. Otherwise excellent condition.

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