Rare and Important Four-Gallon Uniontown, PA People Crock w/ Two People

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 253

Price Realized: $20,700.00

($18,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Decoration of Two People, Uniontown, PA origin, circa 1865, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, flattened rim, applied lug handles, and incised banding around midsection. Front of jar brush-decorated with a design of a two people flanking a freehand number 4. One figure holds a shepherd's crook while the other holds a bouquet of flowers. Freehand stripe decoration below the rim and underscoring the figural designs. Bottom half of jar decorated with two large trumpet flowers blossoming from a central stem. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed four-gallon capacity mark on top of rim. This jar exhibits several of the characteristics one seeks in the finest examples of Uniontown stoneware. The distinctive people designs on this jar are noticeably different than those found on Morgantown stoneware, being more narrow and minimalist. The addition of a shepherd's crook in the left figure's hand is also a popular embellishment on Uniontown people decorations. The addition of the trumpet flower motif, a classic Uniontown design, as well as a large freehand capacity marking, further solidify this jar's manufacture in Western Pennsylvania. The striking decorative elements on this jar are augmented by the appealing color of the cobalt and its contrast against the light gray clay body. Provenance: Descended in the family of legendary Ohio antiques dealer, Clark Garrett. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with an in-the-firing salt drip to right of one figure and some small in-the-firing contact marks to surface. H 14".

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