October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 484

Price Realized: $2,124.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 4 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

October 26, 2019 Auction Catalog

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Fine Sixteen-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Freehand and Stenciled Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO / GREENE CO / PA," circa 1875, large-sized, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-rounded rim, decorated at the shoulder with a row of freehand spots situated between freehand straight and wavy stripes, above large fuchsia vine design. Midsection with Hamilton & Jones maker's stenciling, including the desirable inscription, "GREENE CO," flanked by graduated vertical. Further decorated below with freehand vining above the number "16" within a dotted border, flanked by stripes, and underscored by a stripe. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A finely-decorated example of Greensboro, PA stoneware, potted in an imposing size. Significant restoration to reverse. A restored crack extending from rim to base on front, including some touch-up to cobalt. H 22 3/4".

Important Note: Due to its very large size, we are unable to ship this crock. If you will not be attending the auction in person, you can, of course, still bid on it, but you must make arrangements to come and pick it up or have someone else do so for you. Thanks very much!

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