Schermerhorn Redware Jar, Stamped ".J.P:S:"

March 21, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 303

Price Realized: $402.50

($350 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Jar, Stamped ".J.P:S:," attributed to John Poole Schermerhorn, New Jersey or Virginia origin, early to mid 19th century, semi-ovoid jar with narrow foot and stylish, flared rim, covered in a reddish-brown lead and manganese glaze. Impressed with .J.P:S: maker's mark on underside. This mark is attributed to potter, John Poole Schermerhorn, by Kurt Russ and William Sterling Schermerhorn in their article, Rocketts' Red Glare: John P. Schermerhorn and the Early Richmond-Area Stoneware Industry, found in the 2005 edition of Ceramics in America. See page 88 of the book for a stoneware example bearing this rare mark. 3 3/4" crack on underside, extending 7 1/4" up side of jar. Rim and base chips. H 10".

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