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Exceptional Anna Pottery Family Stoneware Vase

Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Vase with Applied Floral Motifs and Profuse Incising, Inscribed "Anna Pottery / 1884", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1884, stylishly-potted vase with pedestal base, ovoid body, and flared rim, the front and reverse decorated with a hand-modeled and applied design of a flower surrounded by leaves, with heavily-incised details throughout. The vase's handles are formed from sculpted and delicately-applied, openwork leaves emanating from a curved twig. Surface of vase surrounding applied decoration feature elaborate incised floral and graduated line motifs. Base of vase lavishly-decorated with incised vining. Rim of vase decorated with an incised wavy-line-and-dot motif. Exterior surface of vase covered in a light whitish slip and painstakingly-decorated throughout the applied decoration and incised motifs with cobalt slip, all under a clear salt glaze. Interior surface coated in Albany slip, which assumes a mustard coloration after reacting with salt vapors during the firing. Underside incised in large letters, "Anna Pottery / 1884". Combining thick-walled construction and traditional glazing techniques with a refined decorative aesthetic, this vase seamlessly melds the utilitarian stoneware industry with the American Art Pottery Movement. The various incised motifs on this vase can be found on a number of the Kirkpatricks' most iconic works, including temperance and fair jugs. The incised floral motifs on the body, for example, can be seen on the handle of the 1884 fair jug, sold in Crocker Farm's July 21, 2018 auction and made the same year as this vase. Among the most outstanding Kirkpatrick pieces to come to auction in recent years. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection of Anna Pottery, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick; featured on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow", Boise, Idaho, June 29, 2013. This vase survives in excellent condition, despite the delicate applied work. A small loss to tip of one applied leaf and a small chip to nearby flower petal. Some shallow, likely in-the-firing, chipping to underside/bottom edge of vase. H 7 1/2".Read more

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Stoneware Pitcher with Vibrant Cobalt Floral
Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Clover Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1840, approximately one-half-gallon to three-quart ovoid pitcher, decorated with a large two-stemmed clover plant extending around each side. Spout area decorated with swags on each side as well as below. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Strong decoration with excellent color. An early example of the classic Baltimore clover design. A 1 1/2" professionally-restored base chip. Restored cracks in handle. Spider crack descending 4" from rim. A minor chip on interior of spout. A 1" flake to underside, which has a small spot glazed over. A minor base chip. U-shaped drip of dry, tannish in-the-firing matter on reverse. H 9". Crocker Farm
Western PA Stoneware Bowl with Cobalt Vine Decoration
Scarce One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bowl, Western PA origin, circa 1875, ovoid bowl with heaviy-tooled shoulder, decorated with a freehand vine between straight and wavy stripes of cobalt. Desirable form. A 3" horizontal hairline to shoulder on reverse, barely visible on interior. Three minor chips to shoulder molding. Some additional light wear to moldings and base. Light staining to surface. Crocker Farm
Important Decorated Stoneware Vase, attrib. Wilkes
Exceedingly Rare and Important Virginia Stoneware Vase with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, attributed to the Wilkes Street Pottery, Alexandria, VA, circa 1835, ovoid-bodied vase with tooled neck and flared collar with semi-squared rim, the front decorated with four conjoined leaves in a cross-shaped pattern. The distinctive color and texture of the glazed surface, the vase's fine thin-walled construction, its rim molding, and single incised line at the shoulder, are all characteristic of pieces produced at Alexandria's Wilkes Street Pottery while under the ownership of merchant, Hugh Charles Smith, circa 1835. Jars with similar color and glazing are often found bearing the mark, "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.". Nineteenth-century American stoneware vases with cobalt decoration are considered very rare from any region. This example is the first carrying an Alexandria provenance we are aware of. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a Southeastern Virginia collection amassed decades ago. Thin sealed curving crack from rim to midsection on front. Otherwise excellent condition. H 9". Crocker Farm
Large Redware Platter with Profuse Yellow Slip
Exceptional Redware Loaf Dish with Profuse Slip Decoration, probably Philadelphia, PA, circa 1820-1840, with coggled edge, the interior decorated in yellow slip with a variety of diagonally-oriented, slip-trailed motifs, including short curved trails, long wavy banding, rows of spots, and stripes. A striking example. Two professionally-restored areas to rim, measuring 3 1/4" and 2 1/2". A few small rim chips. L 18" ; W 11 5/8". Crocker Farm
Fine Slip-Decorated Redware Plate, Northeastern U.S.
Fine Slip-Decorated Redware Plate, Northeastern U.S. origin, possibly Philadelphia, PA, first half 19th century, with deeply-cogged edge, the interior well-decorated with five trails of straight and wavy yellow slip. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in the Midwestern U.S. This plate survives in rarely-found, essentially as-made condition with only minimal rim wear. Diameter 10 1/2". Crocker Farm

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