Rare and Important NY / NJ Stoneware Flask, late 18th or early 19th century

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 215

Price Realized: $3,068.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Flask, New York or New Jersey origin, late 18th or early 19th century, stoneware flask with rounded spout, footed base, and slightly flattened sides, decorated with a stylized cobalt flower head. This particular flask is pictured in Donald Blake Webster"s Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America, p. 198, and was at one time part of Webster"s collection. The caption for the photograph of the flask in Webster"s book reads "This very strange early 19th-century flask with a rapidly brushed flower in blue is unmarked, but could be of New York State origin. It was found in Utica, New York. The cross section is only slightly flattened- not nearly to the extent of most flasks. Collection of the author." (Webster, p.198). Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Near mint condition. Height 6 3/4".

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