Rare Fulper, Flemington, NJ Presentation Stoneware Bank and Vase

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 315

Price Realized: $1,652.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Presentation Stoneware Bank and Vase, Inscribed "Viola Hill", Vase Marked "MANUFACTURED BY / FULPER POTTERY CO., / FLEMINGTON, N.J." and Dated "Made / June 12th / 1900", 1900, wheel-thrown vase with ovoid body and tall neck, the surface covered in Bristol slip and incised with the cobalt-highlighted name, "Viola Hill", above an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral design. Additional spots of white slip highlight the flowers of the incised design below the name. Shoulder decorated with a brushed cobalt band. Underside incised "Made / June 12th / 1900". Reverse with black-glazed maker's mark of the Fulper Pottery Company; wheel-thrown bank with tall finial and carved slot, the surface covered in Bristol slip and incised with the name, "Viola Hill", above an incised floral design. Cobalt highlights to incised name and decoration. Two impressed and cobalt-highlighted circles appear beside the coin slot, additionally highlighted in amber-colored slip. A wide incised cross, resembling a flower blossom, appears on the top of the finial. According to the 1900 U.S. Federal census, Viola Hill was born to coal merchant, Thomas Hill, and Amanda W. Hill, in New Jersey in 1887, making her twelve years old when these two pieces were gifted to her. In 1900, she was living in East Raritan, Hunterdon, NJ. Both in excellent, essentially as-made condition. H (of vase) 5 1/2".

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