Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful Blue and White Spongeware Pitcher in the Girl and Dog Pattern.
This beauty features a medallion on each side with a girl seated on a stool with her dog on its hind legs in front of her reaching for a tasty morsel in her hand. Measures 9" tall.
You can find a fine writeup on this item in Taylor and Lowrance's, Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware , p. 42 where the spongeware version is called "one degree beyond extremely rare." This example has strong mold lines and controlled sponging in 8 vertical rows of 5 dashes each. Rich cobalt was used throughout.
Excellent condition. As made. No damage of any kind.
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