Very Unusual Stoneware Handled Bowl, possibly Thomas Amoss, Henrico County, Virginia, circa 1820

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 126

Price Realized: $3,540.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Handled Bowl with Cobalt Decoration, possibly Thomas Amoss, Henrico County, VA, circa 1820, shallow, thin-walled bowl with footed base, slightly-flared rim, and applied strap handles on each side, decorated on each side with series of brushed spots between a straight and wavy cobalt stripe. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This bowl is the first example of this specific shallow, handled form that we have seen, suggesting that it may have been made for some special purpose. The bowls' spot and wavy line motifs are highly reminiscent of the work of partners, William Morgan and Thomas Amoss, of Baltimore, MD, although its color is much more consistent with pieces produced during Amoss's tenure in Virginia's James River Basin. Fine lines in underside, one of which continues up to rim of bowl and includes a tiny nick to surface. A 1 7/8" rim chip and a minor rim chip. H 2 7/8" ; Diameter 10".

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