Very Rare Tanware Pitcher , Inscribed "THINK OF ME", New Geneva or Greensboro, PA origin

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 280

Price Realized: $3,540.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Tanware Pitcher with Profuse Albany Slip Decoration, Inscribed "THINK OF ME", New Geneva or Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1885, skillfully-potted pitcher with ovoid body, featuring a tall collar with raised molding, the body profusely-decorated in Albany slip with a sweeping fuchsia vine design between two freehand stripes. Collar decorated across molding with the highly-unusual brushed inscription, "THINK OF ME", between two freehand stripes, flanked by flourishes on each side. Top of collar with brushed drape-and-spot motif. Handle with diagonal freehand stripes and a highlight at lower terminal. Among the surviving body of Western PA tanware pieces, relatively few inscribed examples are known. This example sports an outstanding form, which showcases its slogan well. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently-discovered in California. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 7 3/8".

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