New Jersey Earthenware Razorback Hog Bank ("Made by / W.J. Smith / Bridgeton / NJ")

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 11

Price Realized: $1,610.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Glazed Earthenware Razorback Hog Bank, Incised on Underside "Made by / W.J. Smith / Bridgeton / NJ," circa 1875, in the form of a wide-bodied razorback hog on circular pedestal base, the hog with raised and incised hairy spine, impressed circular eyes, incised muzzle, and applied ears. Carved slot in body. Surface decorated with manganese and covered in a lead glaze over a bright yellow ground. Incised on underside with inscription from potter William Smith of Bridgeton, NJ. Exceptional figural form by a rare NJ maker. Provenance: Recently found in PA. Loss to tail. Chips to ears. Two small chips to mouth and minor chip to end of spine. Length 6 1/2".

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