Outstanding J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA Stoneware Jar with Bold "1833" Date and Floral Decoration

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 211

Price Realized: $7,475.00

($6,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration and "1833" Date, Stamped "J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA", 1833, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front with a brushed design of a circular daisy blossom hanging from a leafy stem. Reverse with large brushed "1833" date within a scalloped cartouche. Attesting to this object's rarity is the fact that it is only the second signed example of James Miller, Wheeling pottery that we have ever offered, the other being an undecorated jug sold in our July 18, 2015 auction. An outstanding and particularly early example of Ohio River Valley stoneware, made over twenty-five years before the inception of the state of West Virginia. Its extreme rarity is complemented by strong decorative appeal in its form, color, and boldly-brushed date. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in the family of the consignor. Heavy chipping along one handle and a minuscule base nick. Otherwise excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 9 1/2".

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