Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, probably Connecticut, c1820

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 268

Price Realized: $6,325.00
($5,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, probably Connecticut origin, circa 1820, finely-potted, ovoid jug with footed base, semi-squared spout, and ribbed handle, decorated with an unusual, incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird eating berries on a tree stump. Stump features two branches in a wreath-like form, each bearing pierced circular fruit and culminating in a large scalloped leaf. Bird includes a ringed neck and dashed feather detail to the body. Brushed cobalt accents appear at the handle terminals. The desirability of the incised design on this jug is compounded dramatically by the jug's diminutive proportions. Relatively few incised stoneware jugs of this size are known. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from New England. Excellent condition with a minor base nick. H 5 1/2".


Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, probably Connecticut, c1820Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, probably Connecticut, c1820Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, probably Connecticut, c1820Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird on Stump Decoration, probably Connecticut, c1820

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