Extremely Rare "Huntingdon. May. 13. 1854" Stoneware Spittoon, attrib. Henry Glazier

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 107

Price Realized: $1,320.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Stoneware Spittoon with Cobalt Inscription, "Huntingdon. May. 13. 1854," attributed to Henry Glazier, Huntingdon, PA, 1854, cylindrical form with recessed opening in top, carved semi-circular opening at shoulder, and footed base, featuring the freehand cobalt inscription, "Huntingdon. May. 13 1854." Brushed cobalt highlight to opening at shoulder. One of a few examples of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania stoneware known with a cobalt inscription. Literature: Illustrated in Shedd, Glazier Stoneware Huntingdon, PA, p. 41 and included as #12 in Glazier inventory list. Provenance: Estate of author and historian, Nancy Shedd, Petersburg, PA; purchased by Shedd from Zettle's Antiques, Spring Mills, PA in 1978. Loss to top edge with cracks running through it, including one crack extending to opening at center and another crack descending to base of spittoon. Minor exfoliation to top of spittoon. A 1 1/8" base chip. Other minor chipping to base. H 3 1/4" ; Diam. 7".

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