Rare Rockingham County, VA Stoneware Pitcher w/ Fruit Design

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 111

Price Realized: $977.50

($850 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Fruit Decoration, attributed to J.D. Heatwole and Joseph Silber, Dry River Pottery, Rockingham County, VA, circa 1866-1868, ovoid pitcher with footed base and tooled rim, the front decorated with an unusual brushed design of fruit or circular flower blossoms growing from a leafy vine. Variants of this design can be found on earlier products made by Heatwole and his mentor, Andrew Coffman. Spout decorated with inverted cobalt swags. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed with a cobalt-highlighted one-gallon capacity mark on front. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Pennsylvania. Tight spider lines on underside, forming a Y to base area of pitcher. Base chips. A tight 2" hairline from rim.

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