Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar w/ Incised Bird Decoration, "M.F. / 1806"

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 105

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

November 3, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed "M.F. / 1806", New York State origin, possibly Manhattan or Albany, circa 1806, finely-potted, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and narrow flaring rim, decorated with a large design of a crested bird with long tail, perched on a stylized branch. Incised at shoulder on reverse, "M.F. / 1806". Exceptional size, with a decoration and form loosely based on the Manhattan style. Excellent condition with a minor in-the-firing base chip. H 3 3/4".


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