Jesse Bradford, Long Crawford Co, GA, Double-Handled Stoneware Jar

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 234

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Large-Sized Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped "JBL," Jesse Bradford Long, Crawford County, GA, circa 1860, ovoid jar with flared rim and open strap handles, covered in a reddish-brown alkaline glaze. Impressed "JBL" on one handle. Excellent form. According to John Burrison's Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture, Long, who was in his fifties when the Civil War broke out, served as a home guard captain and produced chamberpots and other wares for Confederate hospitals. Reglued approximately 2 1/2" x 4" wedge at base. Restored 3" x 1 1/4" section to rim. Thin horizontal crack in one handle. H 15 3/4".

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