Antique Stoneware Cobalt Decorated PA Rundlet, Footed Keg, Blind Pig, c. 1850
Description : A pre-Civil War Stoneware Liquor Cask with Cobalt decorations, 1-Gallon capacity, Pennsylvania origin, c. Wheel-thrown, footed keg form with circular opening on top (for filling) and lower bung opening (for spigot). These so-called Tavern Pigs or Blind Pigs would be used primarily for holding and dispensing traditional PA Dutch liquors, eggnog, etc. Profusely decorated on the body slip-trailed cobalt squiggles, zigzags, petals, crosshatching and other accents highlighting both openings. The photos are probably the best description. Literature : American Stoneware by William Ketchum, Jr. See also : similar example: Leland Little Auctions (NC), Arthur & Gretchen St. Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with attractive form, strong color and exceptional decoration(s). Minor imperfections are noted below. Upper opening with a small chip on the rim (see close-up, photo #8).
Body with inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections, including scars, stackmarks, soiling, etc, as shown. Some minor fry noted on areas of heaviest cobalt. Lower opening with slight wear on the inner rim.
No cracks, repaired damage, restoration work or other excuses. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.
Measures approximately 11L x 7-1/2W x 8-1/2 overall. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.
The item "Antique Stoneware Cobalt Decorated PA Rundlet, Footed Keg, Blind Pig, c. 1850" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Color: Salt Glazed Stoneware w/ Slip Trailed Cobalt Floral
- Main Color: Bold Blue Cobalt on Gray, Salt-Glazed Stoneware
- Brand: Unsigned, PA Pennsylvania Dutch Origin
- Model: Antique Cobalt Decorated PA Stoneware
- Featured Refinements: Antique Stoneware
- Object Type: Antique Stoneware w/ Cobalt Decorations
- Style: Primitive AAFA Country Folk Art Americana
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- MPN: 1-Gallon Capacity (approx)