Rare and Fine Miniature Tennessee Stoneware Pitcher att. Charles Decker's Keystone Pottery

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 16

Price Realized: $5,900.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker's Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900, ovoid pitcher with footed base, flared collar, and highly unusual strap handle with profuse ribbing and scrolled lower terminal. Body of pitcher decorated with three larger vertical tulips. Two vertical stripes flank the spout. Handle highlighted in cobalt, with an additional semi-circular cobalt highlight surrounding the lower terminal. The finest example of unmarked Decker stoneware that we have ever offered, this pitcher is potted in an elegant, narrow-based form uncommon to this pottery's work. Its elaborate decoration, consisting of three large tulips, as opposed to the usual single tulip, is noteworthy, and its delicately-formed, ornamental handle is previously-undocumented in this family's work. A significant recent discovery in Tennessee stoneware. Provenance: Recently surfaced in a Pennsylvania collection. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 4".

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