Rare Salesman's Sample Stoneware Crock, probably Lewistown, PA

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 276

Price Realized: $1,062.00

($900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Salesman's Sample Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, probably J. Dipple, Lewistown, PA, late 19th century, ovoid jar with semi-squared rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a large tulip extending from a leafy stem. Impressed with a cobalt-highlighted number "5" at the shoulder, indicating the jar was probably made as a miniature sample of Dipple's five-gallon-size product. Miniature stoneware from Central Pennsylvania is considered very unusual. Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Small base chip. H 2 3/4".

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