Rare NJ Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed "46. / Pottawottamie / Tribe / 1891" (Philadelphia Fraternal Organization)

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 260

Price Realized: $1,035.00

($900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Incised Decoration, Inscribed "46. / Pottowottamie Tribe / 1894," attributed to the Wingender Pottery, Haddonfield, NJ, 1894, ovoid pitcher with footed base, tall narrow collar, and unusual molded foliate handle. Collar decorated with coggled and cobalt-highlighted circular designs. Midsection featuring the incised and cobalt-highlighted inscription "46. / Pottowottamie Tribe / 1894", flanked by large incised foliate designs. The Pottowottamie Tribe #46 was a Philadelphia-based branch of the white fraternal organization known as the Improved Order of Red Men, which described itself as "devoted to inspiring a greater love for the United States of America and the principles of American liberty". A historically-significant and skillfully-potted example of Wingender presentation stoneware. Excellent condition with two very minor nicks to rim and a small glazed-over dent to foot. H 10 1/2".

Rare NJ Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Rare NJ Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Rare NJ Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed

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