Exceptional Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jug w/ Two-Colored Decoration, attrib. C. Rhodes, Shaw's Creek

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 210

Price Realized: $17,250.00
($15,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Three-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Floral and Bold-Faced "3", attributed to the C. Rhodes Factory, Shaw's Creek, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1850, highly-ovoid jug with tooled spout, the surface covered in a glossy greenish alkaline glaze and decorated in iron and kaolin slip with a leafy stem culminating in a fan-shaped flower and bold-faced number 3. Heavy kaolin-slip details throughout the interior of the decoration. This outstanding example features particularly well-defined slip decoration, with exceptional crispness and brightness to the kaolin slip. The use of the three-gallon capacity designation as a decorative device, which blossoms like a flower from the design's central stem, adds to the folk art appeal of the jug. This example ranks as one of the finest pieces of Rhodes numeral-decorated ware to come to auction in the past decade. Provenance: A fresh-to-the- market example, purchased privately by the consignor nearly fifteen years ago. Two sections of handle reglued. A thin sealed 2 1/2" hairline on underside, extending up left side of jug and forming a large Y at shoulder. H 15".


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