One-Gallon H.C. SMITH / ALEXA, DC (Alexandria, Virginia) Stoneware Jar

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 310

Price Realized: $1,534.00

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

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November 3, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.", circa 1835, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, squared rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a large flowering plant, each bearing five fan-shaped blossoms. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. An unusual design for this maker, potted in a desirable size. The use of the same, large-sized design on the front and reverse is additionally noteworthy, as Alexandria stoneware typically has less-elaborate decoration on the reverse. Excellent condition. A minor chip to front end of right handle. A tiny nick to opposite handle, probably in-the-firing. A minor rim nick.


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