Fine Ohio Stoneware Harvest Jug with Cobalt Decoration, attrib. John Ebner, circa 1885

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 146

Price Realized: $1,140.00

($950 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Cobalt Slash Decoration, attributed to John Ebner, OH origin, circa 1885, domed form with wide and narrow pouring spouts, applied branch-form handle, button-shaped finial, and incised bark surface, profusely decorated with cobalt slashes throughout the body, handle, and spouts under a clear salt glaze. The form and decoration of this work match an example embossed "JOHN EBNER," sold as lot 134 in Crocker Farm's Summer 2021 auction. Ebner is listed in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census as a "Retired Potter," aged 78, born in Germany and living in Canton, OH. Desirable form, striking decoration, and excellent color. Restored 1 1/4" section to end of handle. A chip to opposite end of handle. Larger spout with small chips and a large flake to interior. Two thin cracks to larger spout, measuring 1 1/2" and 1" crack to larger spout. A 1 1/2" diagonal surface line on interior of larger spout, not visible on exterior. Two minor chips to smaller spout. Two salt drips to shoulder. H 10 3/4".

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