Rare Small-Sized HARRISBURG Stoneware Jar, probably William Moyer

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 35

Price Realized: $560.50

($475 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "HARRISBURG. PA," probably William Moyer, Harrisburg, PA, circa 1858-1861, cylindrical form with tooled midsection, flared collar, and inner rim designed to hold a lid, decorated on the body with a brushed, three-stemmed foliate motif. Side of jar impressed with "HARRISBURG. PA" maker's mark, used at the potteries of John Young and William Moyer. Based on the style of decoration, this jar is most likely a Moyer piece. It is among the smallest examples of cobalt-decorated Harrisburg stoneware known. A 20th century wooden churn dasher and guide are included with this lot. Excellent condition with minor base chips and minor chipping to inner rim for lid. H (of jar) 6 3/8".

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