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

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 47

Price Realized: $2,640.00

($2,200 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 large brushed design of a flower blossom accented with sprigs, underscored and flanked by a leafy stem bearing flower buds. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Excellent design and color. Crazing to reverse. Flakes to right side of jug. A 5" vertical line to midsection right side of jug. Base chips. A small salt drip to left side of jug. A small chip to interior of spout. An in-the-firing flake to top of spout. A thin crack bordering the lower handle terminal. H 16".

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