Three-Gallon COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA Stoneware Bird Jug

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 291

Price Realized: $944.00

($800 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Bird-in-Branch Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA", circa 1865, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a brushed design of a bird with spotted wing and striped tail, perched in a crook of a tree branch. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Provenance: David Musser Collection. Very nice condition with dryness to surface, a 3/4" chip to interior of spout, and an area of light wear to left side of jug. H 15 3/4".

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