Outstanding Diminutive Alkaline-Glazed Alabama Stoneware Pitcher w/ Applied Decoration

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 129

Price Realized: $1,080.00

($900 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Diminutive Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher with Applied Floral Decoration, AL origin, circa 1860-1880, ovoid pitcher with recessed underside, footed base, and upswept spout, featuring a hand-modeled, applied, and incised floral motif depicting a central daisy with delicately-formed center, flanked by leaved stems bearing small, oval-shaped blossoms. A thumb rest with incised striping is applied to the upper handle terminal. Surface covered in a greenish alkaline glaze. This pitcher's hand-modeled decoration related to designs found on Cleburne County, Alabama pieces as well as sprig-molded designs used by Randolph County, Alabama potter, John Lehman. A particularly refined example of Southern stoneware, featuring exceptional size, form, and decoration. Rim and spout chips. Some minor chipping to applied decoration on front and some wear to thumb rest. A thin 1" crack to left of spout. H 4 7/8".

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