Manasquan, New Jersey Stoneware Bird Crock

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 181

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Large Incised Bird Decoration, attributed to Nicholas van Wickle, Manasquan, NJ, circa 1840, approximately four-gallon ovoid jar with tall collar and ribbed lug handles, decorated with a finely-incised bird perched atop a stylized branch. The long tail of the bird is heavily-detailed with alternating vertical and horizontal incising. Wing and branch accented with dashed incising. Excellent form with strong decoration. Provenance: Sim-Brown Collection; John Paul Remensnyder. Staining to surface. 3 1/2" vertical line on reverse, extending 3 1/2" onto underside. Rim chips. 2" line above one handle. Some small flakes to surface, not visible on front. H 12 3/4".

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