Incised Stoneware Jar with Cobalt and Manganese Slip

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 6

Price Realized: $1,035.00

($900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, late 18th or early 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and open loop handles, decorated on two sides with an incised floral design consisting of hand-incised leaves and stem, culminating in a flower blossom executed with a coggle wheel. Design is filled with what appears to be a highly unusual mixture of manganese and cobalt, producing a blackish-purplish color. The flowers' petals are decorated with dots of this same slip. Handles are decorated with a reddish-brown manganese slip. A rare and finely-decorated example of early Manhattan stoneware. In-the-firing 1 1/2" stone ping on one side. 1 3/4" spidering hairline from rim. In-the-firing vertical separation from rim on interior, which is not visible on exterior. Two minor rim chips. Faint hairlines extending around bottom third of jar. Base chips. H 13".

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