Antique Stoneware People Crock

November 3, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 236

Price Realized: $12,650.00
($11,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

November 3, 2007 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Eight-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt People Decoration, attributed to Norval Greenland, Uniontown, PA, circa 1860, straight-sided crock with ribbed lug handles and incised bands at the shoulder, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of two women in bonnets, one holding a staff and the other holding a large trumpet vine, which curves above the figures" heads. Figures are flanked by two plants and underscored by a brushed cobalt stripe. This crock is attributed to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, based on the distinctive trumpet flower decoration and the style in which the people are depicted. Nevertheless, the eight-gallon capacity mark on the reverse is identical to that used by Morgantown, West Virginia, potter, David Greenland Thompson. It is the largest people crock we are aware of, with exceptional color not often found on Western Pennsylvania people stoneware. Provenance: From a 40-year-old Pennsylvania collection. Cracks in underside, with a few lines continuing a short distance up base and one Y-shaped line continuing 5" up front. Chips to end of one handle. H 18"