Very Rare WELLSBURGH, WV Three-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 212

Price Realized: $1,080.00

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

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "WELLSBURGH," Wellsburgh, VA (now WV) origin, circa 1825, ovoid pitcher with footed base and heavily-tooled banding to shoulder and collar. Impressed below spout with the maker's mark, "WELLSBURGH." beside a three-gallon capacity mark. Two bands of old blue paint to collar. Desirable size and form, featuring a rarely-seen, early Virginia maker's mark. Wellsburgh (now spelled Wellsburg) was founded in 1790 and is located in Brooke County, in West Virginia's Northern panhandle. A 2 7/8" vertical hairline to collar on pitcher's right side. A few rim chips. Tight hairlines on underside, one of which extends as an X-shaped hairline 8 3/4" up right side of pitcher and another, which extends 2 3/4" up base on front. Some very minor nicks to bottom edge. H 15".

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