West Virginia Stoneware Pottery Jar

November 4, 2006 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 264

Price Realized: $13,475.00
($12,250 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

November 4, 2006 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Stoneware Canning Jar with Decoration of a Person, West Virginia or Western Pennsylvania Origin, circa 1870, cylindrical jar decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a woman wearing a hat and firing a shotgun at a small bird perched in a tree. Design painted in a naive manner, with tree depicted almost as a large flowering plant with several short branches and two large flowers. Bird is visible perched in the crook of the tree and several pieces of shot can be seen projecting from the barrel of the gun towards the bird. A rare small-sized piece for people stoneware. Unusual subject matter as well, with the incorporation of a firing gun into the scene. Designs of this style are typically attributed to David Greenland Thompson of Morgantown, WV, John Greenland of Connellsville, PA, or his brother, Norval Greenland, of Uniontown, PA. Rim chips. Some fry to cobalt. H 8 3/4".