Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this uncommon Blue and White Spongeware Pitcher in the Wild Rose Pattern.
Dating about 1900, this beauty features Top and Bottom Borders with a Double Wild Rose in the Middle on Each Side. The borders are set off by a row of raised dots and feature alternating raised semi-circles and diamonds. The raised dots also accent the sides of the handle. Exceptionally crisp mold lines as the closeup shows. Stands 8 3/4" tall.
What makes this pitcher uncommon is that it is completely covered with blue and white sponging. The vast majority of these pitchers are sponged only on the top and bottom borders.
You can see a fine writeup on this pitcher in Terry Taylor and Terry & Kay Lowrance, Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware, pp. 84-85.
Excellent Condition. A minor 3/16" nibble inside of the rim, and some staining inside near the bottom and outside on the underside. No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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