Scarce WV People Crock w/ Two Women, att. David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 258

Price Realized: $5,750.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Decoration of Two Women, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and tapered rim molding, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of two women standing atop a stylized ground, facing a pine tree. The right figure holds a stylized hat or flower, and additional brushwork creates the trim on the women's dresses. The tree is executed in a wonderful, folky style with long trunk culminating in a series of graduated, upward-pointing branches. (A tree of this distinctive style can also be found on an iconic eight-gallon Morgantown jar with deer decoration, which is hailed as one of the greatest Thompson stoneware creations.) Impressed with Thompson family two-gallon capacity mark at shoulder on front as well as on top of rim. Reverse of jar includes a short band of light foliate-patterned coggling to the rim. Appealing narrow-bodied form and classic Morgantown figural design. Provenance: Descended in the family of legendary Ohio antiques dealer, Clark Garrett. A horizontal hairline extending partway around base. A few in-the-firing contact marks to surface. H 12".

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