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March 2015: Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
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Price Realized: $1,380.00 ($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Fine and Rare Stoneware Jar with Incised Foliate Decoration, Stamped "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK," circa 1810, narrow, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder and thin rim, signed Crolius on one side and incised on the reverse with leaves extending from a heart-shaped design. Maker's mark and decoration highlighted in cobalt. An excellent example of stoneware made by well-known Manhattan master potter, Clarkson Crolius, Sr. Heavy chipping to base, including a 1 1/2" chip. Some short surface lines on underside, including a 1 3/4" spider line, all of which occurred in the firing and do not extend through to interior. 1 1/2" chip to rim. H 11".
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