H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C. Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt Floral Decoration (Alexandria, Virginia)

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 214

Price Realized: $1,680.00

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

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One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.," Alexandria, D.C. (now VA) origin, circa 1835, rotund jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied tab handles, decorated with a large brushed flowering plant featuring a circular blossom flanked by foliate devices. Reverse decorated with three additional foliate devices. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Appealing form with strong color. Excellent condition with a chip to each handle, some slumping to rim, a narrow in-the-firing contact mark to front, and some water glass staining. H 8 1/4".

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