Very Rare Four-Gallon Midwestern Stoneware Jug w/ Folk Art Cobalt Horse Decoration

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 135

Price Realized: $4,500.00

($3,750 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Folk Art Cobalt Horse Decoration, Midwestern U.S. origin, circa 1880, semi-ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and narrow spout, decorated with large slip-trailed design of a horse with reins and imaginative crosshatch and spotted embellishments to the body and neck. Shoulder decorated with a large slip-trailed "4" underscored by a "bee stinger" motif. Among the finest renderings of a horse that we have seen in Midwestern stoneware production, executed in an imposing 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" size. Provenance: Recently discovered in a Pennsylvania home. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some spots of fry to cobalt and light surface staining. H 15 1/2".

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