Scarce "Star Pottery" (Hamilton & Jones) Stoneware Jar w/ Eagle and Freehand Designs

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 484

Price Realized: $546.25

($475 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Freehand Cobalt Decoration and Stenciled Eagle Design, Stenciled "Star Pottery," Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a large stenciled Federal eagle clutching arrows in its talons and holding a banner in its beak, bearing the stenciled signature "Star Pottery". Freehand cobalt stripes and vining to shoulder. Base with a freehand "2" flanked by dashes, above a single freehand stripe. Restored cracks, primarily on front. Restoration to underside. Some additional restoration to rim and shoulder area. Two streaks of staining to reverse.

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