Quart-Sized Baltimore, MD Stoneware Pitcher with Make-Do Tin Handle

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 131

Price Realized: $708.00

($600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Quart-Sized Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher with Make-Do Tin Handle, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1835, thin-walled, ovoid pitcher with semi-rounded rim molding, the body decorated with three groups of brushed cobalt swags. Additional swag decoration flanking the spout. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Fitted with a large tin make-do handle with thumbrest, soldered through the pitcher's wall. A 3" Y-shaped hairline from rim on reverse, which includes a possibly reglued wedge at collar. A 1 3/8" flake to interior of rim, connecting to a small chip on exterior of rim and including a faint hairline to rim. A short, faint hairline on underside, forming an approximately 3 1/2" curved hairline extending from underside. A minor chip to base and some tiny in-the-firing nicks to underside at edge. H (excluding handle) 7".

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