Exceptional "Daniel Geist / 1854" Stoneware Harvest Jug, attrib. Glazier, Huntingdon, PA

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 317

Price Realized: $2,040.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Harvest Jug, Inscribed "Daniel Geist / 1854," attributed to Henry Glazier, Huntingdon, PA, 1854, ovoid form with flattened top, two applied pouring spouts, and heavily-ribbed handle, decorated around its circumference with alternating groups of upwardly and downwardly brushed swags. Incised on one side with the name and date, "Daniel Geist / 1854," brushed over in heavy cobalt slip. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals and bases of spouts. An exceedingly rare form for this highly-desirable Pennsylvania maker, exhibiting the potter's distinctive alternating swag motif. Few Daniel Geists are listed in the 1850 federal census, all of them in Pennsylvania. A Daniel Geist (1819-1892) lived in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, PA, for the majority of his life, and this was probably the man for whom the jug was made. Literature: Illustrated in Jones, Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition, The Westmoreland Museum of Art, 2007. A loss and shallow chipping to one spout. A 2 1/8" salt drip to midsection. H 13 1/4".

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