Stoneware Jar with Incised Fish Decoration attrib. Fenton, Boston

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 83

Price Realized: $575.00

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

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Rare Stoneware Jar with Incised Fish Decoration, attributed to Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, circa 1800, stylishly-thrown ovoid jar with flared rim, tooled shoulder, and lug handles, decorated front and back with a large impressed fish brushed over in cobalt slip. A fine example of early New England stoneware. 1 3/4" base chip, mostly visible on underside. X-shaped crack on left side of front, extending from base. This crack connects to a 1 1/2" T-shaped crack on underside. One crack, which forms part of the X, measures approximately 8" tall, while the second crack measures approximately 13" long around the base. In-the-firing 7 1/2" separation on interior, which does not extend through to exterior. Several rim chips. Faint 2 1/2" line from rim. Firing flaws to surface. H 12 1/4".

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