Stoneware Jar with Incised Bird and Floral, prob. Albany, NY

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Price Realized: $4,025.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Early Stoneware Jar with Large Incised Bird and Floral Decorations, attributed to William Capron, Albany, NY, circa 1805, approximately three-gallon, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and applied lug handles, decorated on one side with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted bird with long tail and hollow eye. Reverse decorated with a large incised floral design having alternating cobalt-filled and hollow sections to the flower head. Form, color, and decoration, are consistent with early products of Albany, NY attributed to William Capron. For a nearly identical example, see "Paul Cushman: The Work and World of a 19th Century Albany Potter," p. 79, figs. 48a and 48b. A stately example of early New York State stoneware. In-the-firing vertical 5 1/2" separation line on interior, which does not go through to exterior. Base chips. H 13 1/4".

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