Fulper, Flemington, NJ Stoneware Puzzle Jug.

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 149

Price Realized: $460.00

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

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April 10, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Stoneware Puzzle Jug with Bird Decoration, attributed to the Fulper Pottery, Flemington, NJ, Dated 1917, bulbous jug with pinched pouring spout having a perforated interior, the handle hollowed and fitted with a small spout for pouring. Surface covered in a Bristol slip glaze, decorated with an elaborate cobalt design of three birds perched on branches, with each figure separated by a leaf. Shoulder and handle decorated with dashed and dotted trails of cobalt slip. Shoulder embellished with German writing, including the date "1917 Noveber (sic)." Midsection includes the inscriptions "Flemington, NJ" and "Amerika." Top portion of jug dipped in a glossy light brown glaze. An exceedingly rare form in American stoneware, this puzzle jug is an outstanding example of New Jersey stoneware and one of the finest examples of Fulper family stoneware to surface in some time. Chips to spout. Chip to small spout at midsection of handle. H 8 1/2".

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