Exceptional H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / DC Stoneware Pitcher w/ Impressive Brushed Cobalt Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 258

Price Realized: $8,050.00

($7,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C.," circa 1830, highly ovoid pitcher with rim molding and applied strap handle, decorated with a series of bold brushed cobalt chain links and hanging ferns. Collar additionally decorated with large chain links. Excellent color. An outstanding example in size, decoration, and condition. Alexandria, VA stoneware is extremely difficult to find in this condition. Excellent condition with a tiny spout chip. H 13 1/2".

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