Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher attrib. David Parr, Jr., Richmond, VA

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 45

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to David Parr, Jr., Richmond, VA, circa 1860, large-sized, ovoid pitcher with footed base and tooled rim, decorated around the midsection with a series of brushed tulips. Swag decoration to spout. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Shoulder impressed "3." Exceptional size. Provenance: Recently found in Virginia. A 1 1/2" flake to left of spout. A small chip to right edge of spout. A 1 1/2" flake to interior of rim adjacent to a small chip to exterior of rim. A shallow 5/8" chip to exterior of rim. A small chip to molding at base of collar. An approximately 2 1/2" hairline from rim on reverse. Some in-the-firing contact marks to surface. A minor, shallow 1 3/8" flake to bottom edge of pitcher, caused in the firing. H 15 1/2".

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