Extremely Rare Baltimore, MD Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher, Dated 1838

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 194

Price Realized: $885.00

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

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November 3, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt "1838" Date and Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, 1838, ovoid pitcher with tooled rim, the front decorated with double-stemmed flowering plant bearing fan and tassel shaped blossoms, flanking the underscored date "1838". Collar decorated with brushed swags. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. One of a few known Baltimore pitchers of this style bearing a cobalt date. Among the earliest dated examples of Baltimore stoneware known with a double-stemmed floral design, a motif that would predominate the city's stoneware aesthetic for several subsequent decades. Missing handle. Four cracks from rim, the longest measuring 5 1/2". One of these cracks includes a small, slivered chip at rim. A hairline on underside. H 9".

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