Very Rare R. BUTT / W. CITY, DC Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 263

Price Realized: $1,150.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "R. BUTT / W. CITY, D.C.," circa 1835, ovoid pitcher with short narrow collar and pinched pouring spout, decorated completely around the body with three large tulips extending from heavily-leafed stems. Collar decorated with cobalt swags. Spout decorated on each side with cobalt dashes. Deeply-impressed on the collar with the mark, "R BUTT / W City DC," found on pieces made at Richard Butt's stoneware manufactory on 8th and I Street in Washington, D.C. A one-gallon capacity mark appears above the maker's mark. This pitcher represents one of a very few examples of the form known bearing this elusive Washington, D.C. mark. Missing handle. 2 1/8" flake to underside. Several base chips. H 10 5/8".


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