Unusual Western PA Stoneware Jar with Stars Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 494

Price Realized: $632.50

($550 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Stenciled Cobalt Star Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1875, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, decorated with nine stenciled stars above a large circular stenciled star motif. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with an in-the-firing contact mark to upper portion of large star at base, as well as a minor ping to shoulder.

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