Very Rare and Important Stoneware Holy Water Font w/ Cobalt Cross and Floral Decoration

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 288

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500  A Note About Estimates

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Rare and Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Holy Water Font, American, second or third quarter 19th century, in the form of a halved, wheel-thrown cup applied to a clay slab, featuring cobalt swag-and-floral decoration to the cup and a cross above it. Original pierced hole for hanging in slab. This font is the first stoneware example of the form that we have ever offered and one of a very few in 19th century American pottery that we are aware of. An Anthony Bacher redware example of similar, but more elaborate, form was sold in Crocker Farm, Inc.'s Kelly Young Sale, Lot 137, Jan. 30, 2010. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 5 1/2".


Very Rare and Important Stoneware Holy Water Font w/ Cobalt Cross and Floral DecorationVery Rare and Important Stoneware Holy Water Font w/ Cobalt Cross and Floral DecorationVery Rare and Important Stoneware Holy Water Font w/ Cobalt Cross and Floral DecorationVery Rare and Important Stoneware Holy Water Font w/ Cobalt Cross and Floral Decoration

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