Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar attrib. George and Albert Black, Somerfield, PA, circa 1865

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 171

Price Realized: $1,020.00

($850 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to George and Albert Black, Somerfield, PA, circa 1865, cylindrical jar with tooled accents, semi-rounded rim, and extruded lug handles, decorated on the front with three hoof-shaped flowers in the Black family style, emanating from a stem. Freehand stripe above and below along with a freehand "2" at base. Reverse with Black family tulip motif. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: Estate of author and historian, Nancy Shedd, Petersburg, PA. A 3 1/2" inverted Y-shaped crack from rim on front, including a small rim chip and surface chip. Reverse with a shallow 7/8" rim chip and minor rim chip. A small, in-the-firing chip to end of one handle. Some in-the-making crazing and mottling to clay. H 12 1/2".

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