Rare WM MACQUOID (Manhattan) Stoneware Hatted Man Jar, Inscribed "Good luck"

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 105

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Hatted Man Decoration, Inscribed "Good luck.", Stamped "WM MACQUOID & CO / POTTERY WORKS / LITTLE WST 12TH ST. N.Y.", circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed design of a man with coat and bowler hat, raising a cup beside the inscription "Good luck.". Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. A classic example of Macquoid figural decoration with strong exhibition history. Exhibited: Decorated Stoneware: The Art of the American Folk Potter, College Art Gallery, State University College, New Paltz, New York, Sept. 22 to Oct. 13, 1974; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, VA, May to Aug. 1975. A diagonal 12" crack extending from rim through one handle terminal towards base. A 1 1/8" in-the-firing surface line to shoulder, not visible on interior. A thin 2 1/4" crack from rim. Some mottling to surface. Nicks to inner rim where a lid would rest. Two short, minor surface lines at base, not visible on interior. Area of wear to Albany slip on interior base.

Rare WM MACQUOID (Manhattan) Stoneware Hatted Man Jar, Inscribed

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