Rare A. V. BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Thisle Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 408

Price Realized: $2,587.50

($2,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Thistle and Freehand Decoration, Stenciled "A.V. BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1865, cylindrical jar with heavily-tooled midsection, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with two crisply-stenciled thistles, flanking the rare stenciled signature of Alexander Boughner. Remainder of jar profusely-decorated with freehand vining and stripes. Freehand cobalt number "4" at base. A striking example by one of the most highly-regarded Greensboro potters, featuring an appealing combination of freehand brushwork and scarce thistle stenciling. Signed Boughner stoneware is becoming increasingly difficult-to-find. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market, recently discovered in Northern Virginia. Restoration to a 3 3/4" x 1 3/8" triangular wedge at rim on left side of jar's front. A tight, sealed 6" crack extends downward from this damage. A long in-the-firing contact mark to far left side, including an in-the-firing surface chip near base. Salt drip near base on front. An unobtrusive recessed contact mark near base on reverse. A shallow chip to underside. Iron ping on interior of rim area. Chipping to inner rim where a lid would rest.

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