Heart & Croft, Chambersburg, PA Redware Jar

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 198

Price Realized: $1,725.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Handled Jar, Stamped "HEART & CROFT," Chambersburg, PA, circa 1870, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, rounded rim, and thick, rounded handle, covered in a lead glaze over an orange ground. Impressed with the extremely rare maker's mark "HEART & CROFT," inverted near the base. This mark was used during the partnership of potters, J.M. Heart and David Croft, circa 1870. Few signed examples have survived. Near mint condition with a short, in-the-firing separation line at top of handle. Also an in-the-making incised slash to surface. H 5".

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