Exceptional 2 Gal. Stoneware Churn with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 61

Price Realized: $2,760.00

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

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825, tapered churn with tall collar, stepped base, and applied tab handles, decorated on both sides with a brushed flowering plant bearing a large leafy stems and graduated blossoms composed of circular strokes. Brushed cobalt stripe at rim and cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Excellent form with outstanding decoration. Few Baltimore stoneware churns from this period have survived, this example being one of the finest extant works from the city known. Two 1 1/2" losses to handles. Restored 1 5/8" x 1" chip to exterior of collar on front. Some restoration to surface of collar on reverse. Shallow chip on interior of rim. Tiny nick on exterior of rim. Minor base chip.

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