Scarce Six-Gallon J. SWANK / JOHNSTOWN, PA with Cobalt Floral Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 469

Price Realized: $977.50

($850 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA," circa 1875, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, thin rim, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a sweeping vine bearing two tulip blossoms in the classic Swank style. Floral accents to handle terminals. Area below one handle impressed with a large, rectangular Swank maker's mark and the number "6". Excellent size. Large, thin star-shaped crack on side of jar. Some in-the-firing flaws, including a 1 1/4" chip to underside at edge, a 1" chip to surface near base, a section of crazing to rim area, and 1 3/4" salt drip near rim. Additionally, a smooth chip to end of one handle, possibly in-the-firing.

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