Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous Blue and White Old Fashioned Garden Rose Pitcher in Spongeware.
This beauty is featured in Taylor and Lowrance, Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware, pp. 63-64.
Dating to the early 20th century, this beauty bears a Raised, Single-Stemmed Rose on Each Side. The sponging is in deep and beautiful cobalt forming 6 vertical rows of 4 circles all the way around. V ery carefully executed and leaving lots of white so that the pattern still shows through. Measures 9" tall.
Excellent Condition. An 1/8" fleck and some minor nibbles on the base, two chips on the bottom of the footer (1/4", 1/2"), and some light staining inside. That's it! No rim chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A 1/4" chip on the right side of the handle in the making.
This is by far one of the best examples that I have ever seen of this pitcher for care in decoration, color, strength of mold lines, and condition.
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