Fine Three-Gallon COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Decoration

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 451

Price Realized: $420.00

($350 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG .PA," circa 1865, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded spout, decorated with a artistic brushed design of a flowering plant with large central blossom flanked by two stems bearing thirteen buds. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. A significant spider crack to left side of jug's front, which includes a horizontal crack through middle of design and another crack running horizontally at base on reverse. Additional thinner cracks to base and area below design. Some staining. H 15 1/2".

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