Unusual Stoneware Flask with Sponged and Rooster Decoration Inscribed "Take a Pinch of Old Coch"

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 592

Price Realized: $88.50

($75 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Miniature Spongeware Flask with Rooster Motif, probably English, Inscribed "AG", late 19th century, featuring cobalt decoration over a white ground; one side featuring the image of a rooster below the inscription "TAKE A PINCH / OLD COCH", the reverse with elaborate floral motif. Pages with sponge decoration. Pages inscribed with initials, "AG". Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. L 2 7/8".

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