Rare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Flowerpot with Profuse Floral Decoration

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 164

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Flowerpot with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, probably William "Leet" or James Hamilton, Greensboro, PA, circa 1860, tapered flowerpot with tooled rim and three original drain holes at base, the front lavishly-decorated with three open-center fuchsias surrounded by seven groups of graduated swags. Pre-firing carving marks at the base of the flowerpot reveal that the base with trimmed and finished off with a potter's knife. This flowerpot was made in the formative years of the Hamiltons' production of stoneware in Greensboro, and may be regarded as one of the earliest flowerpots made in the Greensboro / New Geneva potting tradition. Relatively few cobalt-decorated examples of this form are known from this region. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a twenty-year private collection. This flowerpot survives in rarely-found excellent, essentially as-made condition with two tiny rim nicks. H 5 1/2" ; Diameter (across top) 7 1/2".


Rare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Flowerpot with Profuse Floral DecorationRare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Flowerpot with Profuse Floral DecorationRare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Flowerpot with Profuse Floral Decoration

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