Extremely Rare James River, Virginia, Stoneware Pitcher, circa 1820-30

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 433

Price Realized: $4,600.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia origin, circa 1820-1830, pitcher with tooling at base of collar and rim, decorated with brushed daisy plant with spotted blossom flanked by foliate sprays. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Excellent form and decoration. The distinctive floral motif on this pitcher is related to Baltimore, MD and Alexandria, VA floral designs. It may be related to the work of Baltimore-trained potter, Thomas Amoss, who was active in Richmond during the early 1820s. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a Southeastern Virginia collection amassed decades ago. Restored handle. Large restoration to collar on reverse. Additional chips and hairlines to rim. Top-to-bottom spider crack from rim on reverse. Hairlines at base. Small base chips.

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