Exceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral Decoration

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 234

Price Realized: $3,835.00

($3,250 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Freehand Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1880, domed form with narrow and wide pouring spouts, a button-shaped finial, and thick arching handle, decorated on the front with a looping freehand vine bearing numerous graduated swags, culminating in a tulip. Horizontal wavy stripe decoration above and below. Reverse decorated with an unusual design of three fern-like devices above a wavy stripe. Cobalt highlights to spouts and handle terminals. A coveted form from this region, typically found in damaged condition. Provenance: Recently-surfaced in Western Pennsylvania. This example survives in strong condition, retaining its original handle, with a long, tight vertical line to the front of the jug and a base chip. H 13 1/2".



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