H. & S. SWANK / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stenciled Stoneware Crock w/ Cobalt Floral Decoration

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 294

Price Realized: $460.00

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

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Scarce Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stenciled "H. & S. SWANK / JOHNSTOWN, PA," circa 1885, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and tab handles, decorated with a distinctive Swank floral motif on one side, and on the reverse with the large stenciled signature "H. & S. SWANK, / JOHNSTOWN, PA.". Several cobalt dashes under each handle, along with cobalt highlights at the handle terminals. Restoration to both sides, base, and underside, not affecting decoration or stenciling.

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