Exceptional COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Grapes Motif

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 81

Price Realized: $5,605.00

($4,750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional One-Gallon Stoneware Batter Pail with Cobalt Open-Centered Grapes Motif, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865, ovoid form with tubular pouring spout, handle at base on reverse, and applied clay ears holding a wood-and-wire bail handle. Front decorated with a very rare design of grape clusters hanging from a vine with three groups of leaves. This motif, in which the grapes are depicted with hollow centers accented with a single curved line, is highly unusual for this maker, even rarer on this form. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, ears, and handle terminals. Includes reproduction tin covers. Heavy chipping to end of spout. A few hairlines to spout. Some fry to cobalt. Wear to ears created from wire handle. A 1 1/2" hairline from rim descending from a small chip. A minor chip to handle at base on reverse. A small iron ping to underside. H 7 3/4".

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