Unusual Western PA Stoneware Spittoon with Elaborate Brushed Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 432

Price Realized: $1,265.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Spittoon with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, attributed to the Boughner Family, Greensboro, PA, circa 1865, cylindrical spittoon with large semi-circular opening at shoulder, decorated around the top surface with three large boldly-brushed tulips. Body decorated with large freehand swags and diagonal wavy stripes. Brushed cobalt stripes at rim and base, as well as surrounding the opening at the shoulder. Excellent size, color, and decoration. Western PA spittoons are scarce, and this example is one of the finest to come on the market in many years. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Western Pennsylvania. Three rim chips. Two tight hairlines to underside. Albany slip drip to top surface. Two extremely faint, short lines extending from original hole on top of spittoon, as well as a chip to same hole. Small chip to underside at edge. H 5 3/4" ; Diameter 9 3/4".

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