Exceptional Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher w/l Slip-Trailed Foliate Decoration, c1820

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 176

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Exuberant Slip-Trailed Foliate Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1820, thin-walled pitcher of ovoid form with footed base, decorated with a sweeping slip-trailed vine featuring berry clusters and highly-unusual scallop-edge leaves. Additionally decorated on each side with a slip-trailed daisy plant motif. Heavy slip-trailed floral decoration around collar, below a cobalt stripe. Circular cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Collar impressed "1 1/2" beside a stamped circle. This finely-decorated pitcher is the first of its type we have seen. The composition of the design, which arches freely across the front, is unusual among known early Baltimore products. Its well-executed leaves are known only on a very few examples of Baltimore stoneware. Restored handle. A fairly innocuous in-the-firing contact mark to left side of pitcher. A 1 1/8" restored chip on interior of spout and a small restored chip on exterior of spout. H 11 1/2".

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