Exceptional 6 Gal. Baltimore Stoneware Jar w/ Bold Decoration attrib. David Parr Sr., circa 1825

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 295

Price Realized: $720.00

($600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to David Parr, Sr., Baltimore, MD, circa 1825, ovoid, wide-bodied jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with two vertically-brushed plants bearing fan-shaped blossoms. Tulip motifs in the classic David Parr style extend below each handle. Cobalt stripe around base and highlights to handle terminals. Incised "6" on rim. An outstanding example of Parr's work, featuring a finely-potted form, exceptional color, and a highly unusual variation on the potter's signature floral motif. A sealed crack descending from rim and running horizontally near base on side of jar, curving towards midsection on reverse. A few small chips to exterior of rim. Two small in-the-firing fissures in underside, one of which extends partway through to interior. A small piece of adhered clay below one handle. H 15".

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