Scarce Half-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher w/ Slip-Trailed Vine Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 42

Price Realized: $1,092.50

($950 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Vine and Berries Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1820, ovoid pitcher with footed base and tooled rim, the midsection decorated with a wavy slip-trailed vine bearing tens clusters of berries or grapes. Additional wavy slip-trailed line decoration below rim. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Excellent size and decoration with fine, thin-walled potting. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, found in Pennsylvania. 5/8" base chip. Very faint, approximately 4" hairline extending upward from base on front. This line also continues across underside, where it becomes more visible, forming a long thin horizontal crack at base. A chip to exterior of spout and a chip to interior of spout where it meets to the pitcher's rim. A 1 1/4" chipped section to interior of rim, partially visible on exterior of rim.

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