Extremely Rare M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Pitcher w/ Profuse Cobalt Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 36

Price Realized: $13,800.00

($12,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Cobalt Tulip and Wreath Motif, Stamped "M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA", circa 1870, squat-shaped, ovoid pitcher with flared collar and tooled rim molding, decorated with a heavily-brushed wreath flanking a central tulip. Additional leafy brushwork flanking the spout. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed with the maker's mark of brothers, Michael and Theophilus Miller, at the midsection. Spout impressed "2". An exceptionally rare form for this maker, featuring bold brushwork, which typifies this pottery's best designs. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in the Western U.S. One spout chip. Very nice condition with only minor flaws. A 3/4" vertical line along left side of spout. A small chip and a 7/8" horizontal line to right side of spout. A 1/2" shallow chip on underside adjacent to a 3/4" shallow chip at base on side of pitcher, which includes a 1 1/4" U-shaped line extending through it. A tiny chip to side of handle. H 11 1/2".

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