Scarce Four-Gallon attrib. A.P. Donaghho, Fredericktown, PA Stoneware Jar Dated 1864

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 197

Price Realized: $1,140.00

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

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Scarce Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Dated 1864, attributed to A.P. Donaghho, Fredericktown, PA, 1864, cylindrical jar with tooled banding, semi-rounded rim, and extruded lug handles, featuring the inscription, "Four," for four gallons, within a wavy border flanked by dashes. Further decorated below with the freehand date, "1864," between paired freehand stripes. Inverted swag decoration below rim. A good example of Donaghho's early freehand-decorated work. Stylized brushwork resembling tulip blossoms flanking the handle terminals. Provenance: Estate of author and historian, Nancy Shedd, Petersburg, PA; acquired by Shedd from Gerald Patton Antiques, Duncansville, PA in 1972. A minor chip to the ends of each handles. One handle with a 1 1/4" in-the-firing chip, which is glazed over. A thin 2 1/2" crack on underside, continuing 4 3/4" horizontally at base on reverse. Staining to exterior. Water glass staining to interior. H 14 7/8".




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