Rare Western PA Stoneware Bank with Stars Decoration

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 236

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bank with Profuse Cobalt Stenciled Star Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1880, beehive form with raised, flattened finial featuring a carved coin slot, the surface heavily-decorated with nineteen stenciled stars. A fine example of Western PA stoneware, combining a very rare form with a highly-prized regional decorative motif. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, consigned from TN. Excellent condition with some shallow chipping to interior of coin slot. H 6 5/8".

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