May 20, 2006 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 140

Price Realized: $4,950.00
($4,500 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

May 20, 2006 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Milkpan, Incised "Morgan Maker / Pitt Street / Baltimore / 1825," attributed to William Morgan, wide, straight-sided vessel with tab handles and pouring spout, decorated around the shoulder with slip-trailed wavy line and leaf and daisy designs. Slip-trailed wavy and straight line decorations under each handle. Incised in fancy script on the underside "Morgan Maker / Pitt Street / Baltimore / 1825". Only a small number of signed examples of William Morgan stoneware have survived. Morgan"s solo potting career on Pitt Street lasted from 1822-1827, and succeeded his partnership with Thomas Amoss. Examples signed "Morgan Maker" are considered rarer than those bearing Morgan"s partnership signature, "Morgan & Amoss". Some of the most finely-decorated examples of early Baltimore stoneware were made by Morgan or Morgan and Amoss. Excellent form, color, and decoration on this important signed example. Cracks on reverse continuing onto side of milkpan. Lines in underside. Base chip. Height 6 3/4" ; Diameter 10 3/4".