1860's Stoneware CROCK Made Into Lamp COBALT DECORATION

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 25,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Extremely nice Cobalt Brush Decorated Stoneware Crock, made into a lamp in the 1920's/30's. This crock is ovoid in shape, 10 1/2" tall, 1-1/2 gallon or 2 gallon, 19th Century, c. 1860, and believed to be from Pennsylvania. The cobalt decoration circles around the crock repeating a drooping tulip and leaf pattern, which covers a third of the crock. T is incised banding around shoulder. The base of crock is 6 -1/2" and the mouth of crock is approximately 5". Around the mid 1920's, an Arts & Crafts inspired hammered copper plate was fitted over the top of crock. The lamp wiring is through a hole in this copper top, the crock was not altered to make it into a lamp, other than adhering the copper top. Presumably it is glued on. The lamp is in working order with a pull chain switch and harp attached; t is no shade.

The Crock/Lamp is in terrific condition; no chips or cracks. T are a few brown spots and t and one unpopped surface blister. The cobalt flower and vine decoration was done by hand, by brush, and is expressive of the style of Daniel P. Shenfelder of Reading, Pa. The crock is not marked. Great condition.

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