Very Fine Commeraw New York Stoneware Jug

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 14

Price Realized: $4,025.00

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

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Very Fine Thomas Commeraw One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Clamshell Decorations, Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1810, one-gallon ovoid jug with rounded foot and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an impressed "clamshell" motif embellished with impressed tassel designs. Stamped in five lines across the midsection "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE / CORLEARS / HOOK / N. YORK." Impressed words, decoration, and handle terminals highlighted in cobalt slip. Although previously believed to be another potter of European descent working beside the Croliuses and Remmeys, research by Brandt Zipp has uncovered that Thomas Commeraw was, in fact, a free black potter. Brandt's book on Commeraw's remarkable life will be completed soon. Click here for more info. One of the finest of Commeraw's jugs to be offered at auction in some time. Provenance: From a thirty-year collection. Excellent condition with two base chips. H 12 1/2".

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