Extremely Rare 1/2 Gal. COMMERAWS / STONEWARE Jug

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 73

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Extremely Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE", Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel motif resembling a clamshell, above the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark, "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE". Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This jug is significant in its size, being the smallest intact example of the form that we have seen by the African-American potter, Thomas Commeraw. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a fifty-year private collection. A smooth, 3/4" in-the-firing contact mark / chip to top of handle. A 7/8" chip to underside at edge of jug. Some in-the-firing grittiness to cobalt. H 9 1/4".


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