Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Jar w/ Molded Handles and Brushed Floral Decoration

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 218

Price Realized: $413.00

($350 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Molded Handles, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and molded handles with relief designs, the front decorated with a flowering vine motif, stripes, flowers, and a freehand "3". Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A top-to-bottom jagged crack from rim on right side of jar. A thin 3 1/2" crack from rim on left side of jar's front. Chips to right handle. A chip to left handle. Some surface wear, primarily to reverse.




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