Three-Gallon Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro, PA Stoneware Crock

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 242

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Cobalt Thistle and Elaborate Freehand Decoration, Stenciled "Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro.," Pennsylvania origin, circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, applied lug handles, and incised banding around midsection. Decorated around the shoulder with an exuberant freehand fuchsia vine design between two freehand stripes. An additional stripe underscored by dots below the rim. Bottom half of jar decorated with crisp Hamilton & Jones maker's stenciling, above a bold-faced stenciled "3", flanked by two crisply-stenciled thistles. Freehand stripe at base. An outstanding example of Hamilton & Jones stoneware, featuring a visually-striking mix of stenciled and freehand elements. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Colorado. Chips to one handle. Two chips to opposite handle. A tight 7 1/4" surface diagonal line extending from shoulder to midsection on front, not visible on interior and possibly in-the-firing.

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