Rare Early Baltimore Brown-Dipped Stoneware Pitcher, circa 1810

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 53

Price Realized: $3,000.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Iron-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1810, narrow-bodied, ovoid pitcher with ribbed handle, tooled accents to body, and elaborate incised banding to collar, the collar decorated in reddish-brown iron slip under a clear salt glaze. Exceptional form, related to European stoneware. Examples with related form, incised banding, and decoration have been excavated in Baltimore, MD. This work likely predates the use of cobalt decoration in this city, while stoneware was still being produced in the English style. An important recent discovery, among the earliest examples of intact Baltimore stoneware known. Base chips. A long crack from rim on pitcher's left side. H 12 5/8".

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