Excellent 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Churn with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 278

Price Realized: $1,265.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1855, large-sized cylindrical churn with rounded shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, the midsection accented with tooled banding. Front of churn decorated with a large fuchsia vine design below freehand stripes. Further decorated below the floral design with a freehand "6" flanked by wavy graduated lines. Excellent size and form, featuring some of the best coloration one can find on an example of Western Pennsylvania stoneware. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection. Thin cracks on underside, one of which extends onto reverse base area of churn. Shallow 3/4" chip on interior of rim. H 20 3/4".

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