Rare T.H. WILLSON & CO / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar, circa 1852-55

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 195

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.  A Note About Estimates

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "T.H. WILLSON & CO / HARRISBURG. PA", circa 1852-1855, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a vertical design of a flowering tulip plant bearing four large blossoms. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor at Roan Auction's Sale of the Eleanor C. Stipp Collection in the 1980s. Stipp reportedly had family connections to the Harrisburg stoneware industry. Red labels on the jar's reverse and underside indicate the piece's maker and Stipp provenance. A large, tight spider crack emanating from base/side of jar. An in-the-firing iron ping to right side of jar. Minor in-the-firing chipping to bottom edge. H 10".

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