COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Man-in-the-Moon Decoration

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 349

Price Realized: $3,422.00

($2,900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865, ovoid jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a face with open mouth, surrounded by a crescent-shaped foliate motif. A freehand cobalt "3" appears to the left of the face. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. A classic Cowden & Wilcox motif, executed in a bold, crisp cobalt. Excellent condition with a small base chip, a small in-the-firing chip to underside at edge, and a very minor in-the-making nick to side of spout.

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