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3-Gallon Storage Jar, Alexandria, Virginia, ca. 1840

$ 2,950
  • Description
    ARTISAN: B.C. Milburn (fl. 1841-1867)

    ORIGIN: Alexandria, Virginia

    COMMENTARY: This storage jar has ambitiously designed ornament consisting of slip-trailed cobalt blue in a series of flowers on the front and back as well as a double meander just beneath the rim. The crisp trails of blue form a lively contrast to the bright gray background.

    MARKS: Stamped "B.C. Milburn, Alex” on the front below rim
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, Virginia
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt ornamentation.
    Condition: Good. The vessel survives in good condition with expected wear. One handle has a signifiant chip along the outer edge and minuscule firing cracks are scattered through the glaze. A detailed condition report is available upon request.
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art
    Dealer Reference #: CG2015006
    Incollect Reference #: 124644
  • Dimensions
    H. 14.5 in; Diam. 10.75 in;
    H. 36.83 cm; Diam. 27.31 cm;
Message from Seller:

Sumpter Priddy III, Inc. maintains superb relationships with an active group of collectors, as well as private and public institutions. Among its clients are the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts; the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; the White House; the Maryland Historical Society; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Historic Deerfield, Inc.

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