Very Unusual Stoneware Pitcher Marked E. A. POE, Fayetteville, NC circa 1880

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 360

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Southern Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "E.A. POE", Edgar Allen Poe, Fayetteville, NC, circa 1890, ovoid form in the Victorian style with upswept spout, footed base, and graceful spurred handle, the surface covered in a salt glaze with heavier concentrations at the upper handle terminal. Impressed on side of pitcher with the maker's mark, "E.A. POE". This elegant Victorian pitcher form is highly unusual in salt-glazed stoneware, modeled after finer ceramics of the period. Poe's work is considered scarce, and this example is the first pitcher we have seen produced at his shop. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, inherited by the consignor from her mother in 2000. The consignor's mother acquired it from her uncle in 1980 in Sanford, Florida. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 9 3/8".

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