1 Gal. Stoneware Jar attrib. James Miller, Alexandria, VA

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 26

Price Realized: $287.50

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

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Very Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, attributed to James Miller, Alexandria, VA, circa 1820, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, rounded rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front with three flowers extending from a central stem. Reverse inscribed "1 G" in cobalt. Additional cobalt brushed entirely around each handle. The form, style of decoration, and gallon designation in cobalt, are all consistent with Alexandria potter, James Miller. A particularly well-decorated example of Virginia stoneware from this early time period. Top-to-bottom Y-shaped crack extending down from rim, with small related chip on interior of rim. Handle chip. H 8 3/4".

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