Bayless, McCarthy & Co. / Louisville, KY "Eagle Pottery" Jar

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 272

Price Realized: $1,121.00

($950 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Motif, Stenciled "Eagle Pottery. / BAYLESS McCARTHY / & CO. / LOUISVILLE. KY," James Hamilton & Co., Greensboro, PA, circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large stenciled design of a spread-winged eagle holding arrows in one claw and a banner in its beak, inscribed "Eagle Pottery." Stenciled below with the advertising, "BAYLESS McCARTHY / & CO. / LOUISVILLE. KY." Freehand stripe decoration to below rim. Base stenciled with a large, bold-faced "3," flanked by fan-shaped stenciling. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A sealed 9" crack from rim on front. Heavy chipping to left handle, some of which occurred in the firing and is glazed-over. Heavy chipping to right handle.

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