4 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 296

Price Realized: $1,495.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large undulating fuchsia vine design, along with heavy freehand stripes above and below. Freehand "4" at base. A wonderfully-decorated, recently-discovered example. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Maryland. A thin 2 1/4" crack on underside, continuing approximately 5" up base of jar, where it forms a Y. A minor handle chip. Some light surface wear.

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