Fine Greensboro, PA Stoneware Cream Jar w/ J. Hamilton & Co. in Freehand Cobalt

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 348

Price Realized: $2,360.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Freehand Cobalt Decoration and Freehand Signature, "J. Hamilton & Co.", Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, featuring the freehand cobalt signature, "J. Hamilton & Co.", between two stripes. Decorated below with a script "2" flanked on each side by three dashes and underscored by a freehand stripe. Relatively few James Hamilton stoneware pieces are known bearing a freehand signature. This example features excellent color and survives in remarkable condition. Excellent condition with some light surface wear.

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