A Rare Pennsylvania Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher

J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Mid 19th Century

a gracefully thrown half gallon pitcher, with tooled lip and collar, and applied strap handle. Body with impressed 1/2 capacity mark and J Swank & Co. Johnstown, PA., decorated with cobalt dabs at pitcher spout and floral devices on body. Encircling the base of the vessel are a series of shallow punctates, none visible from a table top view.  

Height 8 1/2 inches.


Two large cracks on front, one tight, one open at base of vessel and tightening at the shoulder, crossing through the cobalt decoration. Base with several visible cracks branching out of one another. Chips to rim.

Estimate: $600 - $800
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