Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, J. P. Schermerhorn, Richmond, VA, circa 1825

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 128

Price Realized: $345.00

($300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to J.P. Schermerhorn, Richmond, VA, circa 1825, highly-ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder and narrow opening with semi-squared rim. Front and back decorated with a brushed undulating vine featuring three oval blossoms. Cobalt brushed at handle terminals and atop the remaining handle. The form of this jar, most notably its squarish inward-angled rim, is similar to early Richmond stoneware produced at the Benjamin DuVal Pottery, where Schermerhorn was employed for a period. It is therefore likely that this piece is an early example of Schermerhorn's vine-decorated jars. Excellent color and form. Missing one handle. Very tight Y-shaped line on underside, part of which extends 2 1/4" onto base of jar.

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