Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher w/ Exceptional Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration, c1820

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 114

Price Realized: $649.00

($550 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1820, ovoid pitcher with footed base, tooled collar, and thin strap handle, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a plant featuring leafy stems culminating in clusters of berries, underscored by a wavy stripe of cobalt. Collar decorated with an undulating vine between two additional wavy cobalt stripes. Brushed circular cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This pitcher exhibits the fine gray clay and dark, artistically-applied cobalt, which made Baltimore the leader in Mid-Atlantic stoneware production for several decades. The cobalt slip on this pitcher is applied in an exceptionally-thick, enamel-like consistency. Significant cracks in underside, extending several inches up body of pitcher. One of these cracks reaches the rim on the left side of the pitcher. A base chip. A faint spider line to handle, not visible on underside of handle. Some fairly innocuous bubbling to cobalt. H 10 1/2".

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