Rare COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar w/ Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 427

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a plant bearing oval fruit or flower blossoms. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Strong color and desirable slip-trailed decorative treatment, unusual for this maker. A 7/8" base chip. Some shallow chipping along molding at base of collar. Roughness to each end of the left handle. A small iron ping at shoulder on reverse. A short hairline in rim on front. Some typical wear to inner rim where a lid would rest.

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