Very Rare Presentation Stoneware Flowerpot, Inscribed "Lily / 1874", probably Roseville, Ohio

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 303

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Presentation Stoneware Flowerpot, Inscribed "Lily / 1874", Ohio origin, probably Roseville, 1874, large-sized flowerpot with finely-crimped rim, featuring the cobalt inscription, "Lily / 1874", flanked by heart-shaped foliate designs and tornado-shaped motifs. The name, "Lily", includes dashes of cobalt surrounding the letters. The pot's front is decorated with graduated cobalt spots at the base. Original drain hole with two original carved draining channels in underside. This example rests on three small feet to allow the pot to drain properly. A scarce form in cobalt-decorated stoneware, this example is made all-the-more desirable by its charming presentation inscription. Provenance: Descended in the family of legendary Ohio antiques dealer, Clark Garrett. Excellent condition, considering age and intended use. The majority of flowerpots we have sold show moderate to significant wear to their crimped rims. This example survives with only a few chips to the crimping, a chip and minor nick to the interior of the rim, and a faint line on the underside, not visible on the interior. H 10 3/4" ; Diameter (across top, including crimping) 11 1/2".

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