Exceptional Rustic Ohio Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed "1889 / Jan. 1"

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 271

Estimate: $5,000-$7,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $10,000.

Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Twig-Form Handle, Dated "1889 / Jan. 1," OH origin, 1889, ovoid pitcher with flared collar and heavily-incised rustic surface, the handle in the form of a diagonal twig held in place by two other twigs at the upper terminal and a forked twig at the lower terminal. This highly-sculptural handle construction resembles a stick figure grasping the collar of the pitcher. Two additional small applied twigs decorate the pitcher's base. Salt-glazed surface with cobalt spot and stripe decoration throughout. Underside incised with the date, "1889 / Oct. 1." Outstanding form. Excellent condition with two small rim chips. H 8 1/4".

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