Exceptional Samuel Booker / Louisville, KY Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 477

Price Realized: $1,955.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Stripe Decoration, Stenciled "Samuel Booker / Louisville, Ky.", Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, the front profusely-decorated with straight and wavy freehand stripes above and below the stenciled advertising, "Samuel Booker / Louisville, Ky.". Additional graduated vertical stripes flank the stenciled inscription. Jar is further decorated below with a freehand number "2" flanked by freehand stripes and underscored by a long stripe at base. An exuberantly-decorated example of Western PA stoneware, combining the region's iconic stripe motifs with appealing Kentucky advertising. This jar typifies the extravagant style of Greensboro's best decorators, as only a small amount space on the front has been left undecorated. Very nice condition with some small chips to shoulder molding and typical wear to inner edge of rim.


Exceptional Samuel Booker / Louisville, KY Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt DecorationExceptional Samuel Booker / Louisville, KY Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt DecorationExceptional Samuel Booker / Louisville, KY Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Decoration

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