Very Rare EARNEST & COWLES (Baltimore) Stoneware Jar, circa 1830

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 208

Price Realized: $1,680.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "EARNEST & COWLES," Baltimore, MD, circa 1830, ovoid jar with footed base, rounded rim, and arching tab handles, decorated on the front with a horizontal tulip motif modeled after the work of Baltimore's Parr family. Reverse decorated with two groups of graduated swags. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Made at an East Baltimore stoneware pottery owned by merchants, George Earnest and Wesley Cowles, this jar is one of less than ten examples bearing their stamp known. A significant recent discovery in early Baltimore stoneware, exhibiting appealing form, strong color, and exceptional small size. Very nice, as-made condition with a few in-the-firing base chips. H 8".

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