July 19, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 10

Price Realized: $4,025.00
($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

July 19, 2008 Auction Catalog

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Rare and Important Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt People Decoration, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1875, ovoid cream jar with narrow base, semi-squared rim, and incised shoulder line, decorated with brushed cobalt people scenes. One side decorated with a woman beside three trees, with hand outstretched as if to pick something from one of the trees. Opposite side of crock decorated with a man and woman facing each other with a tree between the two. Man wears a hat and holds a rifle, while woman holds a simply-brushed object, perhaps a sewing item or sack. Between the two scenes is a large cobalt flower. Rare form and very rare decoration. Based on form and number of people represented, a truly exceptional example of Morgantown stoneware. Some in-the-making stacker marks on side. One in-the-making, glazed-over stone ping. Three rim chips. H 7 7/8".