Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jar attributed to Dave the Slave, Incised "Lm"

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 313

Price Realized: $5,462.50

($4,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Monumental and Rare Six-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Incised "Lm," attributed to Dave the Slave, Lewis Miles Factory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1850, large-sized, rotund jar with rolled rim and large tab handles, covered in a greenish alkaline glaze. As is characteristic of Dave's work, the front is incised "Lm," the initials of Dave's owner, Lewis Miles, along with two slashes. On the reverse, the capacity of the jar is denoted in a manner common to Dave stoneware with six incised dots below the rim, indicating six gallons. Desirable large size and excellent color. 2 3/4" chip to rim on reverse, with crack extending down reverse side of jar 6 3/4". Minor wear to interior of rim. Small flake to jar on right side, possibly in-the-making. Tiny handle chip. H 15 3/4".

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