Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ Stoneware Jug

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 182

Price Realized: $1,437.50

($1,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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November 6, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Watch Spring Decoration, attributed to Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, circa 1780, finely-potted jug with bulbous body, heavily-tooled spout, and ribbed handle, decorated with a slip-trailed cobalt "watch spring" design between two wavy lines. Cobalt brushed at the handle terminals. This jug is one of the smallest examples of Morgan stoneware from Cheesequake we have seen. Base chips. Thin horizontal crack in handle. 1" flake or contact mark on reverse. Small spout flakes. 3" hairline from rim. H 9 5/8".

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