Very Rare RICHEY & HAMILTON / PALATINE / W.VA. Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 227

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled "RICHEY & HAMILTON / PALATINE / W.VA.", circa 1875, semi-ovoid pitcher with tall, flaring collar, featuring Richey & Hamilton maker's stenciling with stenciled flourish at center. Elaborate stenciled floral motif on each side, featuring a rose, tulip, and bluebells. Freehand cobalt stripes to spout and along base of collar. Cobalt stripes to handle and highlights to handle terminals. The first pitcher by this maker we have ever offered. Provenance: Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor's parents decades ago. Large professional restoration to spout. A hairline across underside, extending 4 1/2" up left side of pitcher's front. Some very faint surface crazing to collar, not visible on interior. A minor in-the-firing base chip. H 10 7/8".




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