H. B. PFALTGRAFF / YORK, PA 3 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Floral Decoration

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 318

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Scarce Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.B. PFALTZGRAFF / YORK, PA," circa 1870-1889, semi-ovoid jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a boldly-brushed design of a tulip with central blossom flanked by buds, one of which is accented with a spotted stamen. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Folky design with outstanding color. Excellent condition with a short faint line at base on reverse, probably in-the-firing, and some traces of old paint to shoulder, not related to any restoration.




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