Rare Western PA Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Decoration, probably Boughner Family

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 235

Price Realized: $826.00

($700 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Stenciled and Freehand Decoration, probably Boughner Family, Greensboro, PA, circa 1865, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, decorated with two bands of stylized foliate stenciling with horizontal heart-shaped devices, between two pairs of opposing arrows. Freehand straight and wavy line decoration to shoulder and base. Midsection with distinctive freehand "2" flanked by dashes. This jar is the first we that we have seen featuring this specific stenciled motif. The style of the freehand "2" at the center is closely-related to those found on some signed and attributed Boughner pieces from Greensboro, PA, strongly suggesting that a member of this illustrious potting family made this jar. Very nice condition with a minor, in-the-firing line on underside, which is glazed over on the interior, an in-the-firing chip to top of rim, a small chip to interior of rim, and some small nicks to interior of rim.

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