Scarce Huntingdon County, PA Stoneware Pitcher w/ Manganese Floral Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 238

Price Realized: $862.50

($750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Manganese Floral Decoration, Huntingdon County, PA origin, mid 19th century, ovoid pitcher with narrow collar and tooling to midsection and rim, the front decorated in reddish-brown manganese slip with a brushed wavy stem bearing leaves and a tulip blossom with splayed petals. Brushed manganese highlights to spout area, handle terminals, along with two small flowers brushed on each side of the collar. Few manganese-decorated pitchers from this region are known. Some exfoliation to manganese slip decoration, which appears to have occurred in the firing. Otherwise excellent condition with a tiny base nick.

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