5 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Stoneware Jar with Profuse Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 411

Price Realized: $442.50

($375 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "B.C. MILBURN / ALEXA", VA origin, circa 1850, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front with a large slip-trailed design of flowering plant bearing eight blossoms. Reverse decorated with three tulips extending around the shoulder. Exceptionally large size for this maker, exhibiting strong slip-trailed decoration. A very large plaster-filled section to reverse/base. Additional significant cracks throughout.




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