Rare James River Valley of Virginia Stoneware Crock w/ Floral and Star Decoration

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 157

Price Realized: $2,587.50

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

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Star and Clover Decoration, James River Valley, VA origin, circa 1845, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim, large lug handles, and Albany-slip-glazed interior, one side decorated with a brushed six-pointed star, featuring heavily-shaded rays surrounding the number "2". Reverse with brushed clover decoration in the Baltimore style. This jar is the first from the region we have seen bearing a star motif. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Virginia. 1 1/8" chip to one handle. Minor nick to opposite handle. Large in-the-firing contact marks to both sides. Some small in-the-firing iron pings to surface.


Rare James River Valley of Virginia Stoneware Crock w/ Floral and Star DecorationRare James River Valley of Virginia Stoneware Crock w/ Floral and Star Decoration

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