Very Rare and Fine Stoneware Milkpan, "Made by Morgan & Amoss / Pitt Street / Baltimore / 1822"

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 156

Estimate: $2,000-$4,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $3,750.


Fine and Very Rare Stoneware Milkpan with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Made by / Morgan & Amoss / Pitt Street / Baltimore / 1822," William Morgan and Thomas Amoss, Baltimore, MD, 1822, flaring pan with squared rim, hand-formed pouring spout, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a slip-trailed stem bearing a central daisy motif. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Underside with finely-penned Morgan & Amoss signature including the pottery's location and date. Made from specially-procured clay advertised by the partnership of William Morgan and Richmond potter, Thomas Amoss, the decoration serves as a basis for motifs brought to Edgefield, South Carolina by Baltimore-trained potter, Thomas Chandler. The underside features a particularly crisp and elaborate signature, artistic in its own right. Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Kille, "Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore's Utilitarian Stoneware Industry," Ceramics in America 2005, p.95, fig. 2-3. A large chip to one handle. A small chip to interior of spout. H 6" ; Diam. 9".



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