Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Log Cabin Bank, attrib. Thomas Haig, Jr., Philadelphia, PA, c1845-55

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 196

Price Realized: $3,335.00

($2,900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Log Cabin Bank, attributed to Thomas Haig, Jr., Philadelphia, PA, circa 1845-1855, molded in the form of a log cabin with four windows, two chimneys, and a cider keg at each end. Coin slots on each end carved at the edge of a door. Cobalt highlights to chimneys, windows, and kegs. A highly-prized Philadelphia stoneware form, banks of this type were adopted out of campaign symbols from William Henry Harrison's Whig Party, which, during the Election of 1840, used a log cabin and cider to declare that Harrison was in support of the common man. A small number of other molded cabin banks bear the signature of Thomas Haig, Jr. and dated 1852. Others made at his shop bear the names of journeyman potters or people for whom the banks were made. A 1" chip to base. Two minor nicks to one chimney. L 3 7/8" ; W 3 3/8"; H 4 1/4".

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