Scarce Six-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware Churn w/ Vibrant Decoration

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 116

Price Realized: $2,478.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1835, cylindrical churn with flared collar, tooled shoulder, and applied lug handles, decorated with a swag and flower motif extending completely around the body of the vessel. Additional swag and hanging flower design to shoulder on front and reverse as well as swags underneath each handle. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Cobalt stripe to collar. Churn includes a fitting reproduction stoneware lid with swag and flower motif, made by Sunnybrook, MD potter, Jerry Beaumont. Churns from this period in Baltimore stoneware production are unusual. This example's six-gallon capacity and strong decoration are noteworthy. Hairlines to base area, some of which extend onto underside. Base chips, some of which are glazed over. A minor chip to the end of one handle. A small chip and minor nick to interior of rim. Other minor in-the-firing chipping to interior of rim. Faint lines in collar. Lid in excellent condition. H (excluding lid) 20 1/4".


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