Fine Molded Stoneware Spaniel with Manganese Spots, Ohio, c1890

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 339

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine Molded Figure of a Spaniel with Brown-Slip Spot Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1890, molded figure of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel with incised details to face and paws, the surface decorated with reddish-brown highlights over a Bristol-slip-coated ground. Figure is seated atop an octagonal plinth with molded relief decoration of a hound chasing a stag, leaves, and tree stumps. A similar dog at the National Ceramic Museum in Roseville, OH was made by Henry E. Merrill of the Akron Pottery Co., circa 1861-1888. A robust figure with appealing glaze and good publication history. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Literature: Illustrated in William C. Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, Henry Holf and Company, New York, 1991, p. 127. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 9 3/4".

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