Extremely Rare and Fine Molded Stoneware Toby Pitcher attrib. Wingender Pottery, Haddonfield, New Jersey

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 124

Estimate: $2,500-$3,500.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $7,000.

Extremely Rare and Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Toby Pitcher, attributed to the Wingender Pottery, Haddonfield, NJ, fourth quarter 19th century, thin-walled pitcher with coggle-decorated foot, molded in the form of a portly man's torso in tricorn hat, clutching a pitcher and goblet. Figure includes well-detailed hair and clothing, including hand-incised crosshatching to the waistcoat, impressed buttons to different articles of clothing, and incised stippling to the coat cuffs. Surface decorated with cobalt highlights throughout the pitcher and running along the top of its spurred handle, all under a clear salt glaze. Representing another chapter in America's face vessel story, this ambitious, Americanized rendering of an English form is the first by this maker that we have offered. Literature: See Edwin Atlee Barber's 1906 book, Salt-Glazed Stoneware, for a related example. Hairline descending from one eye to chest. A shallow 1" flake to interior of rim. Reverse body with a very tight 3" horizontal hairline and a 1 1/2" horizontal hairline, both very tight. H 9 1/8".

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