Extremely Rare Stoneware Match Safe w/ Chain Link Decoration, Hissong Family (Huntingdon County, PA) Provenance

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 470

Price Realized: $2,760.00

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

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Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Stoneware Match Safe, attributed to the Hissong Family, Huntingdon County, PA, fourth quarter 19th century, cup-shaped form on pedestal base, the surface dipped in Albany slip and decorated in lighter slip with brushed chain links. Exceptional form and unusual slip treatment distinctive to Hyssong pieces from Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Provenance: Label on underside reads, "Hyssong Pottery / Huntingdon & Cassville / Purchased from Viola / Hyssong 3/18/65 / Dean H. Reynolds / Col. / #25B." A 3/4" base chip. A 5/8" chip to interior of rim. H 3".

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