Rare and Fine HAMILTON & CO. / Greensboro / PA Four-Gallon Churn w/ Elaborate Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 276

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "HAMILTON / & CO. / Greensboro / P A.," William "Leet" Hamilton, Greensboro, PA, circa 1860, tapered churn with flared collar, semi-rounded rim, and incised banding to midsection, brush-decorated with two conjoined, undulating stems with scrolled terminal, bearing three fuchsia blossoms and numerous graduated leaves. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. While the two lower blossoms have open centers, the upper blossom forms a solid-cobalt highlight around the oval maker's mark. Combining form, decoration, and color, this churn ranks among the finest examples of Leet Hamilton stoneware that we have ever offered. Very nice condition. A 5" vertical hairline at base. A 1" flake to interior of rim. Some staining to base area and light surface wear. A 1 3/4" flake to underside at edge and a small flake to underside. H 16 1/2".

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