Exceedingly Rare COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cat Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 421

Price Realized: $12,650.00

($11,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceedingly Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Cat Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865, cylindrical jug with tapered spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a cat with pointed ears and curled tail, seated atop a brushed oval ground. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Few mammal decorations produced at the Cowden & Wilcox Pottery are known. This example features sharp contrast between the dark cobalt slip and gray clay ground, and is potted in a desirable one-gallon size. It is the only example of its kind we are aware of. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a minor iron ping to shoulder. H 11".


Exceedingly Rare COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cat Decoration

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