Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

December 1, 2023: Premier Americana – Day One

Fri, Dec 1, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 1149

STAMPED "L.D. FUNKHOUSER & CO. / STRASBURG / VA", SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE CHURN

Estimate: $200 - $300
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STAMPED "L.D. FUNKHOUSER & CO. / STRASBURG / VA", SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE CHURN, salt-glazed, "3" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with shoulder, galleried rim and inner seat, applied arched handles. Brushed cobalt flower flanked by three or four dash marks to each side, additional cobalt at handle terminals, one having three dashes below. Stamped with classic "rising sun" mark below one handle. The pottery of Luther David Funkhouser (1841-1919), Strasburg, VA. 1866-1890. 14 7/8" H, 8" D rim.
Literature: Stamp as Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 408, fig. 7.36.

Condition

Having a chip and some scattered flakes to rim, a chip to one handle, a chip to base edge, and a 1" D hole to center of base. Manufacturing flaws including kiln kisses and two slight indentations to lower half, as made.

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