Strasburg, VA Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 470

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Half-Gallon Shenandoah Valley Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, probably Strasburg, VA origin, circa 1850-1875, ovoid pitcher with tooled collar and pinched spout, decorated with a brushed two-stemmed flowering plant bearing open tulips and almond-shaped leaves. Brushed cobalt stripe decoration to spout and collar. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. The clay of this pitcher is characteristic of pieces produced in Strasburg, Virginia. However, its unusual decoration suggests it may have been made by a pottter who had previously worked in Rockingham County, Virginia. Excellent condition with a minor chip on interior of spout and a tiny base nick.

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