Outstanding 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed "MARCH / 1859," probably NJ

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 335

Price Realized: $885.00

($750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Dated "MARCH 1859," probably NJ origin, 1859, oversized pitcher with ovoid body, footed base, and tooled collar, decorated with a brushed wreath flanking the bold date, "MARCH 1859", with flourish at the center. Additional brushed lines bordering each character, a hallmark of this as-yet-unidentified potter's work, creates a three-dimensionality to the inscription. A brushed foliate design accents the front of the spout. Pitchers measuring above three gallons in capacity are exceptionally rare. This example, featuring an impressive date decoration, is one of a very few four-gallon pitchers that we have ever offered. A restored area to right side of spout area. A restored 2 1/2" section to bottom of handle. A restored base chip on front. H 15 3/4".


Outstanding 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Outstanding 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Outstanding 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed

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