New Jersey Stoneware Early Flask Impressed RUM

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 275

Price Realized: $201.25

($175 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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March 5, 2011 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Early Stoneware Flask, Impressed "RUM*," NJ origin, early 19th century, finely-potted and thin-walled flask with flattened side and tooled shoulder, impressed on the shoulder "RUM" followed by a diamond with a cross on the interior. This flask is the first New Jersey example of the form we have seen impressed with a beverage name. A fine and highly unusual piece. Provenance: Laurence Fish Estate, Trenton, NJ. 2" x 1/16" in-the-firing crack in shoulder. Spout chip. H 7".


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