Outstanding 5 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Exuberant Decoration

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 217

Price Realized: $6,600.00

($5,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Exuberant Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX, / HARRISBURG .PA," circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a brushed design of a flowering plant bearing three blossoms composed with large circular strokes, the petals interspersed with swag-like details. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Striking decoration and color. Excellent condition with some minor wear to bottom edge of rim, some light mottling to surface, and a minor glazed-over ping to front. H 13 1/2".

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