Small-Sized Western PA Stoneware Spittoon with Elaborate Brushed Floral Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 433

Price Realized: $1,150.00

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

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Spittoon with Elaborate Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical spittoon with footed base, squared rim molding, and unusual scalloped opening at shoulder. Body of spittoon decorated completely around with a freehand fuchsia vine. Top of rim decorated with freehand dashes. Top surface decorated with graduated swags. Brushed cobalt bands surrounding rim and base moldings. Western PA spittoons are considered scarce. This example is potted in a somewhat smaller-than-normal size and includes fine freehand decoration. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Western PA. Circular crack and a thinner X-shaped line on underside. This hairline extends 4" up side of spittoon and stops at rim, where it forms a Y. Two minor rim chips. Faint 1 7/8" Y-shaped hairline on top. H 4" ; Diameter 6 1/8".

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