Rare J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 278

Price Realized: $1,888.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA.," circa 1870, ovoid pitcher with flared collar and tooled rim, the front decorated with a sweeping, flowering vine. Foliate decoration to collar and swag decoration flanking the spout. Brushed floral motif to lower handle terminal and cobalt highlight to upper terminal. Significant restoration to collar. A restored crack from rim on reverse, extending onto underside.

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