Extremely Rare Stoneware Gemel By Jacob Cone / New Haven, CT

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Stoneware Gemel with Applied Eagle Motifs and Incised Decorations, Impressed Four Times "JACOB CONE /NEW HAVEN," CT origin, circa 1850, connected small-sized, ovoid jugs with semi-squared spouts, the shoulder of each jug decorated with a molded spread-winged eagle with excellent feather detail. Bodies of jugs decorated with incised leaf and floral designs. Impressed twice on each jug, "JACOB CONE / NEW-HAVEN." Cone is a previously-undocumented potter active in New Haven, CT, circa 1850. Surface covered in a mottled Albany slip glaze. While a number of earlier New Haven stoneware gemels have surfaced, this example is the first we have seen incorporating eagles into the decoration. An exceptional example. Poorly-restored handle. Two small scratched areas to reverse. Some scratches to right of incised decoration on right gemel, visible when held in the light. In-the-firing separation on underside, continuing 3/4" onto base. A small restored spout chip on reverse. Small base chip on reverse. H 6 3/4".

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