Fine H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Ovoid Stoneware Jar

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 40

Price Realized: $570.00

($475 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.," circa 1835, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim, tooled shoulder, and applied tab handles, decorated with a sweeping floral motif including lesser-seen Germanic tulips. Reverse shoulder decorated with three foliate devices. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Chips to handles, one of which is glazed over. A faint 3" hairline from rim, extending through right handle. A very short, minor surface line to rim. A faint 5 3/4" spider line extending from base on front of jar. Minor base nicks.

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