Rare 6 Gal. J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cream Jar

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 359

Price Realized: $1,121.00

($950 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Sunflower Decoration, Stamped "J.W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1861, large-sized, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and flattened rim, decorated with a large sunflower plant motif, featuring three oversized blossoms with pointed petals, spiraled striping to the interior, and spotted centers. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Exceptional size, desirable early maker's mark, and imaginative brushwork. A very large, sealed inverted Y-shaped crack from rim on reverse, with one half of Y forming a long J on reverse. No sections are reglued, however. Rim secured with an old wire. A 1" rim chip above left handle. A small rim chip on reverse. An approximately 5" Y-shaped surface line on far left side of jar's front.


Rare 6 Gal. J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cream JarRare 6 Gal. J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cream Jar

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