H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / DC Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 456

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.", circa 1835, rotund jar with tooled shoulder, arched tab handles, and rounded rim, decorated on the front with a sweeping stem bearing graduated leaves and fern-shaped blossom. Reverse with brushed chain link decoration. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A few base chips. Some surface wear to midsection on reverse. A 1 1/2" chip to one handle, along with some wear to end of same handle. Shallow chipping to opposite handle.

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