Exceptional Stoneware Hanging Flowerpot w/ Crimping and Profuse Decoration, attrib. E.B. Hissong, Cassville, PA

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 197

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500.  A Note About Estimates

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Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Hanging Flowerpot, attributed to E.B. Hissong, Cassville, PA, mid to late 19th century, tapered form with attached saucer and pierced rim for hanging, decorated throughout with elaborate crimped moldings, including highly unusual crimping to the bottom edge and underside of the saucer. Three original drain holes are pierced in the base of the pot. Exterior surface covered in light-colored slip and cobalt-decorated with circumferential freehand swags and tulip blossoms. Underside decorated with a single brushed tulip in the Hissong style. Light salt glaze coating to exterior. Featuring sophisticated potting and excellent decoration applied to be viewed from below while hanging, this flowerpot is the only example of this form that we have seen from the Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania stoneware tradition. Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Miller House Museum, Hagerstown, MD. Very nice condition with a 1 3/8" loss to crimping on saucer and other chips to crimping. H 4 1/2" ; Diam. (across top) 8 3/8".

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