Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar, Palatine, West Virginia origin

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 134

Price Realized: $2,280.00

($1,900 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Palatine, WV origin, circa 1875, large-sized, cylindrical jar with applied lug handles and semi-rounded rim, exuberantly-decorated with an undulating vine bearing flowers and swags. Base with freehand cobalt "6" flanked by vining. Freehand stripe decoration to shoulder and base. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Among the finest examples of freehand decoration that we have seen on a piece of Palatine stoneware. Excellent condition with only minor flaws. A faint 1 3/4" line at base on reverse, not visible on interior. A brown-slip drip to reverse. A minor base chip and some minor in-the-firing chipping to underside. Some very minor surface wear. H 14 1/8".

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