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Sold $40,000 Very Fine and Rare, Probably One of a Kind, F.H. Cowden, Harrisburg, PA Stoneware Sgrafitto and Blue Slip Decorated Dome Top Pepperpot Dated 1861. Having cornucopia, floral, foliate, berry and scroll incised decoration washed in blue slip and salt glazed. Incised in base "F.H. Cowden, Hr. (Harrisburg), Oct. 1861". Frederick H. Cowden was the son of John Wallace Cowden, founder of the Cowden Potteries in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1861.

Very Fine and Rare, Probably One of a Kind, F.H. : Lot 291

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    Frederick worked briefly with his father at the pottery in 1861 before enlisting in the Union Army for the Civil War. He returned to the pottery after the war and worked with his father and Isaac J. Wilcox in the firm of Cowden & Wilcox. John W. died in 1872 and Frederick continued the business, eventually operating it alone as F.H. Cowden from 1881 to 1888.

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    All through this period the firm was well known for its salt glazed utilitarian stoneware with blue decoration featuring floral, bird and figural motifs. In 1888 Frederick’s son, John Wallace Cowden II, joined the firm and the company name was changed to F.H. Cowden & Son. This partnership “modernized” the pottery moving away from thrown wares and introducing molds.

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    They also introduced terra cotta building products to their line of household wares. John II became sole owner in 1904 following Frederick’s death and operated the Company as Cowden and Company. The firm continued to make pottery until 1915, and continued as a jobber until 1923. Under Frederick’s direction the firm marked its wares “F H COWDEN/HARRISBURG” and, occasionally, “F.H.C.”.

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    The form, decoration, and signature on this piece are all an extremely rare combination considering the small window of time F.H. Cowden worked in 1861. 3-3/4"h. Condition: Very good, small horizontal hit mark line on base rim.

Winning bid:$475 Pennsylvania stoneware pitcher, 19th c., impressed Cowden & Wilcox Harrisburg, PA, with cobalt floral decoration, 9 3/4'' h. - Price Estimate: $300 - $500

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Winning bid:$425 Pennsylvania stoneware pitcher, 19th c., impressed Cowden & Wilcox Harrisburg Pa, with cobalt floral decoration, 8'' h. - Price Estimate: $200 - $400

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Realized Price: $360 Pennsylvania stoneware spittoon, 19th c., impressed Cowden & Wilcox Harrisburg, with cobalt decoration, 3 3/4" h., 6 ...

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US $709.99 RARE ANTIQUE F H COWDEN HARRISBURG PA STONEWARE SALT GLAZE PITCHER CROCK JUG

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Sold $250 UNUSUAL" SMALL SIZE SPITTOON - COWDEN AND WILCOX, HARRISBURG PA 6 1/4

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Sold $200 Scarce Small-Sized Stoneware Spittoon with Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX," Harrisburg, PA origin, circa 1865, with footed base...

COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Spittoon with Cobalt : Lot 537

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Sold $2,200 Extremely Rare Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Bird-in-Grapes Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, semi-ovoi...

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Sold $ 275 F.H. Cowden & Son, Harrisburg, PA Printed Receipt Dated 4/2/1900. Items purchased by Masser & Geist, Hegins, PA. Signed "Received Payment, F.H. Cowden & Son, Thanks". Receipt also shows images of their product line and business terms. In a modern frame 13 1/4" x 10 1/2" overall. Condition: Very good.

206. F.H. Cowden & Son, Harrisburg, PA Printed Receipt : Lot 206

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Sold $ 850 F.H. Cowden, Harrisburg, (PA) Stencil Decorated 2 Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler. Circa. 1881-1888. Cobalt blue geometric and scroll stencilled design. Molded rim, straight sided and applied ear handles. Accompanied with a period wood and pewter tap. 10 1/4" high. Condition: Good with spider lines

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Sold $ 350 Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, PA) Large Stoneware Spittoon. Circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue brushed slip design. Concave top and body, ear handles and molded base rim. 4 3/4"h x 10 1/2" diam. Condition: Good with a hairline and crude chip repair under base.

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Sold $ 600 Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA Floral Decorated 1 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Pitcher. Circa. 1852-1855. Cobalt blue slip single flower and leaf design. Molded rim, pinched spout and bulbous body. 10 1/2" high. Condition: Good with a couple of spout chips and 3" hairline crack.

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Sold For $ 200 Two Salt-Glazed Stoneware Bottles, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX," Harrisburg, PA origin, circa 1865, both of cylindrical form with tapered necks and blob tops, including "COWDEN & WILCOX" on shoulder. Both in excellent condition.

Lot of Two: COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Bottles : Lot 88

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Sold For $ 450 One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, ovoid-bodied pitcher with pronounced foot, tooled midsection, and tall flaring collar, decorated with a brushed tulip motif. Professional restoration to tip of spout, rim chips, and a 2 1/4" hairline from rim on reverse. Two minor chips to rim and a minor chip to shoulder molding on side of pitcher. Several small base chips.

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CROCKER FARM (Auction House)On the topic of Cowden & Wilcox, here's a copy of a price list of theirs from 1867. If you look closely, you can see that this customer received 25% off their order! I've said it before, but if these people could see what their work sells for today, their heads would explode.

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Price Realized: $ 201.25 Half-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX," Harrisburg, PA origin, circa 1875, ovoid pitcher with tall flaring collar and tooled rim, decorated with a hanging floral motif featuring a conical blossom. Top-to-bottom crack on front. Small rim chip and small spout chip. Staining to surface.

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Price Realized: $ 747.50 One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA," circa 1865, ovoid pitcher with tooled midsection and rim, decorated with a brushed cobalt tulip across the front and a flower blossom below the spout. Near mint condition with a minor chip to interior of rim. H 9 7/8".

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Price Realized: $ 1,207.50 Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX," Harrisburg, PA origin, circa 1865, ovoid-waisted pitcher with tall, slightly-flared collar, decorated with a brushed cobalt tulip extending from a leafy stem. Excellent, as-made condition with an in-the-firing separation on underside of upper handle terminal, and a small stone ping to rim. H 8 1/4".

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Price Realized: $ 287.50 Two Pieces of Cobalt-Stenciled Stoneware, Stamped "F.H. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1880, a one-gallon butter crock with stylized stenciled foliate design, paired with a batter pail with swag-decorated

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Price Realized: $ 345.00 One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Unusual Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, ovoid pitcher with rounded foot and flared collar, decorated with a brushed cobalt daisy

Unusual COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Pitcher -- Lot 434 -- November 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

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Price Realized: $ 2,530.00 Very Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Stenciled Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "F.H. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1880, finely-potted pitcher with ovoid body and tall flaring collar, the front decorated with a large stenciled geometric design below the F.H. Cowden maker's mark. Rare form and size. Provenance: From a thirty-five-year North Carolina collection. Small chip on left side of rim. 3" crack to right side of rim. S

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$ 7130 Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Grapes Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, large-sized, ovoid-bodied pitcher with tooled midsection and rim, the front decorated with a vibrant cobalt grape cluster surrounded by two curled vines, a leaf, and a dotted trail. Swag-like cobalt brushwork below spout. The rare size and form, coupled with its unusual grapes decoration, make this pitcher one of the finer examples of Cowden & Wilcox stoneware

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$ 8,913J.W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster07/19/2008

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Sold For $ 2,200 Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania two-gallon stoneware pitcher, 19th c., with a cobalt swan decoration, 12 1/2'' h. Condition report Repaired break to handle. 4" sprayed hairline. 5" area of rim sprayed. Stone pop to mid body. Sporadic filled in and sprayed flakes to body.

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Sold For $ 475 RARE UNUSUAL COWDEN & WILCOX HARRISBURG PA. SPITTOO : Lot 60

60: RARE UNUSUAL COWDEN & WILCOX HARRISBURG PA. SPITTOO : Lot 60

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