Rare and Fine Tanware Pitcher, New Geneva or Greensboro, PA origin, c1885

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 145

Price Realized: $660.00

($550 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Tanware Pitcher, New Geneva or Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1885, semi-ovoid form with tall flaring collar accented with tooled banding, the body decorated completely around its circumference with a sweeping fuchsia vine motif. Additional profuse fuchsia vine decoration to each side of the collar. Spout area vertically-decorated with a stylized flowering plant. Handle decorated with dashed brushwork. Freehand stripes to collar and base. The form of this pitcher closely follows the style of salt-glazed stoneware pitchers produced in the Greensboro/New Geneva tradition. The heavily-brushed floral motif around the body and, most notably, the collar are exceptional. Restoration to edge of spout. A very tight Y-shaped line on underside, extending a very short distance onto front at base. A 2 3/4" surface line descending from rim on interior side of pitcher, not visible on exterior. A minor nick to interior of rim. H 8 1/4".

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