HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO / Greene Co. Pa Stoneware Jar w/ Stars and Profuse Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 483

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Five-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Profuse Freehand and Stenciled Star Decorations, Stenciled "Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro / Greene Co. Pa.," circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-rounded rim, decorated with elaborate freehand stripes, spots, and vining above the large stenciled signature of Hamilton & Jones, underscored by wavy cobalt stripes. Base with stenciled "5" flanked by two large stenciled stars and underscored with stripes. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Excellent top-to-bottom decoration, with an appealing combination of crisp stenciling and freehand brushwork. A curved crack from rim on reverse, which measures 6" vertically from rim. A chip to each end of left handle. A small chip to end of right handle.

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