Important Great Road Pottery Jug, C.A. Haun, Greene County, Tennessee

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Price Realized: $2,012.50

($1,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Important and Extremely Rare Great Road Redware Jug with Cross-Hatched Copper Slip Decoration, attributed to Christopher Alexander, Haun, Greene County, TN, mid 19th century, ovoid jug with rounded foot, heavily-tooled shoulder, and semi-squared spout, the surface profusely decorated with crossing trails of copper slip over a light orange ground. Surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Attributed to potter, Christopher Alexander Haun, based on its distinctive copper decoration. On December 11, 1861, Haun was hanged as a Union sympathist, having participated in the burning of a bridge at Lick Creek. This newly-discovered example is possibly the most elaborately-decorated Great Road pottery jug known. Provenance: Recently found in Maryland. Missing handle. Curving crack extending from base area to shoulder. 7/8" flake to shoulder. 1 1/2" hairline and small flakes to shoulder. H 9".

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