Extremely Rare F. H. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Indian Head

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 263

Price Realized: $2,950.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Indian's Bust, Stamped "F.H. COWDEN / HARRISBURG," PA origin, circa 1880, ovoid jug with semi-squared spout and applied handle, decorated with a large cobalt design of an American Indian's bust with mohawk, exaggerated nose, and frowning open mouth bearing teeth. A highly desirable subject in American stoneware decoration. As-made condition with two glazed-over spout chips and a few in-the-firing contact marks on the side. H 16 1/2".

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