Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Churn

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 155

Price Realized: $210.00

($175 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1865, ovoid churn with flared collar, angled tab handles, and tooled accents throughout, decorated with freehand striping and opposing fuchsia blossoms. Shoulder decorated with a freehand "4" flanked by wavy stripes. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed four-gallon capacity mark below one handle. Spider crack on underside, which forms three cracks extending up body of churn. These cracks measure 9 1/4", 5", and 7". A small chip to exterior of rim A slightly-recessed in-the-firing contact mark near base on left side of churn beside a small in-the-firing ping. Other minor in-the-firing contact marks to churn, including one to handle. A base chip. Rim misshapen. H 15".

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