Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho, Parkersburg, WV Stoneware Spaniel

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 199

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 22, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Spaniel on Base with Elaborate Cobalt Spot Decoration, Incised on Underside "Ben Taylor / D.P. / P. W. VA", Ben Taylor at the A.P. Donaghho Pottery, Parkersburg, WV, circa 1890, molded figure of a spaniel seated atop a rectangular base with canted corners, the surface covered in Bristol slip and decorated throughout with brushed cobalt daubs. Cobalt locket painted at the dog's neck. Base with matte, dark-blue cobalt panels inset with glazed spotting composed of a mixture of cobalt and Bristol slip. Underside and hollow interior of spaniel coated in Albany slip, the underside of base incised, "BEN TAYLOR / D.P. / P. W.VA", referring to the Donaghho Pottery of Parkersburg, West Virginia. This heavily-decorated spaniel bears the distinction of being the only signed spaniel known from Alexander P. Donaghho's prolific Parkersburg stoneware manufactory. Spaniels produced at Donaghho's pottery remain scarce and this example is believed to be the finest from this highly-collected site known. A 1 5/8" x 7/8" loss to base. Additional chipping around base. H 9 1/4".

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