New England Redware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 172

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Early Redware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration, New England origin, first quarter 19th century, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and rounded spout, decorated with a large incised bird with crest, spotted body, and ringed neck, surrounded by a wreath of heavily-incised leaves. Surface partially covered in a lead-based glaze, colored reddish-brown with manganese or iron. American redware with incised decorations of this quality are highly unusual. Provenance: Ex-Clark Garrett and George Compton Collections. Spout chips. Base flake with 6" crack extending upward from it. Underside with in-the-firing separation and small attached piece of kiln furniture. H 11 1/2".

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