Rare COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Spittoon w/ Slip-Trailed Foliate Decoration

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 61

Price Realized: $480.00

($400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Spittoon with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, cylindrical form with footed base, recessed opening in top, and carved oval opening at shoulder, decorated around the body with a series of five slip-trailed leaves. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. An unusual form for this maker, featuring rare slip-trailed decoration. Tight cracks to top, one of which continues several inches along top edge. A few chips to opening at shoulder. Minor base chip. Some surface/edge wear. H 5" ; Diam. 7 1/2".




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