S . H. WARD, West Brownsville, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Shield, c1870

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 430

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 18, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Rare Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Cobalt Shield Decoration, Stenciled "S.H. WARD", Stephen H. Ward, West Brownsville, PA origin, circa 1870, approximately one-gallon cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, tapered collar, and thin rim, the front decorated with a stenciled Federal shield motif with small star above and stylized star or foliate motif below. Brushed cobalt stripe below rim. Stenciled across the shoulder "S.H. WARD" for potter, Stephen H. Ward, who operated a shop in West Brownsville, Washington County, PA, circa 1869-1878. Ward's work is based upon the Greensboro and New Geneva style, and signed examples are considered difficult-to-find. Provenance: This example was found among a collection of primarily Huntington, Long Island and New York City merchant stoneware consigned to this auction. Excellent condition with a few tiny nicks to shoulder molding and a 7/8" in-the-firng contact mark to reverse. H 10".

S . H. WARD, West Brownsville, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Shield, c1870

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