Rare attrib. Charles F. Decker, Chucky Valley, TN Stoneware Pitcher

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 458

Price Realized: $1,200.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Quart-Sized Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Tulip Decoration, attributed to Charles F. Decker's Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, late 19th century, ovoid-bodied pitcher with footed base and heavily-tooled collar, decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt tulip, on the right side with second tulip, and the left side with a large leaf. Brushed stripes flanking the spout and highlights to the handle terminals. Excellent size with classic Decker decoration and form. Few pieces of this quality have come to auction in the past several years. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Southwestern Virginia. A 1 1/8" flake on interior of rim. Additional smaller rim and spout chips. A 7/8" base chip. A 1 1/4" in-the-firing separation line in underside. H 7".

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