Twelve-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Ohio origin

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 92

Price Realized: $517.50

($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 19, 2014 Auction Catalog

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Scarce Twelve-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1875, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a bird perched on a tree branch, below a script number "12" with flourish. Excellent detail to bird's body, including ovals to wing, scalloped lines to body, and stripes to tail. A desirable Midwestern design on an unusually large jar. Professional restoration to jar, involving a significant amount of painted touch-up to body of jar, including the number "12", top of bird's head as well as bird's beak and eye, and sections of branches to bird's left. Additional professional restoration to rim. One handle chip. This restoration work appears to be overzealous. According to the consignor and a pre-restoration photo, the jar had a large reglued section on the front. This section was formed from a crack, which descended from a large rim chip to the left of the "12" and to an area just above the bird's foot, then further to the left and back up to the rim about 5" from the starting point of the crack. According to the consignor, there was also a full length hairline on the right side of the jar, which has been colored. H 19 1/2".

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