Scarce 5 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Churn w/ Elaborate Decoration

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 440

Price Realized: $501.50

($425 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, semi-ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, squared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a tall flowering plant design featuring four tulips separated by wavy stems. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. One of this pottery's most difficult forms to acquire. Amateur restoration to entire left handle. Significant restoration to rim. Some exfoliation to top of rim and underside. Some scattered exfoliation to surface of churn, some of which has been filled and colored. An approximately 7" inverted Y-shaped crack from rim on reverse. Some light fry to cobalt.

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