Large-Sized Slip-decorated Edgefield, SC, Stoneware Jar

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 227

Price Realized: $1,035.00

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

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January 30, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Large-Sized Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Kaolin Slip Decoration, attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC, circa 1850, skillfully-potted ovoid jar with narrow opening, thin rim, and applied tab handles, decorated with looping slip-trailed lines of kaolin slip on the front and back and under each handle. Measures approximately five or six gallons. Particularly strong, crisp kaolin slip decoration. Significant restoration to one handle. 1 1/2" chip to opposite handle, along with some restoration to same handle. Hairline in same handle. 8" crack from rim. Other, shorter lines from rim. Paint touch-up to some flakes in kaolin slip decoration. Two restored rim chips, measuring 1 1/4" and 1 1/2". 4" vertical line in body, probably in-the-firing. H 17".

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