Scarce Four-Gallon COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cake Crock

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 104

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Four-Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG: PA," circa 1865, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, brush-decorated with a triple-stemmed tulip plant bearing two blossoms. Freehand cobalt "4" to shoulder. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Unusual form and size. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced Pennsylvania collection, purchased by the consignor between 1963 and 1975. A 5" crack from rim on reverse. Light staining. H 9 1/4" ; Diam. 13".

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