Rare 2 Gal. BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Handled Bowl w/ Profuse Cobalt Decoration

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 271

Price Realized: $2,645.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Bowl with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1855, tapered bowl with semi-rounded rim, applied lug handles, and heavily-tooled shoulder, the front lavishly-decorated with freehand stripes and vining, and a large script "2" with dashes above, and highly unusual looping lines to the left and right. Heavy cobalt circles around handle terminals. Reverse impressed with the scarce and highly desirable maker's mark, "BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO / PA" above a two-gallon capacity mark. In this variation of the maker's mark, the "A & W", representing brothers, Alexander Vance and Wiliam, have been removed, indicating some change in ownership of the operation. To our knowledge, this is the only Boughner bowl we can find record of. The looping line decoration adds greatly to the piece's decorative appeal and rarity. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection. Professional restoration to base on side of bowl, extending a short distance onto underside. Minor chips to handles. H 8 1/4" ; Diameter 11 1/4".

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