Unusual Redware Jar with Sheep Finial Lid

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 294

Price Realized: $833.75

($725 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration and Lid with Molded Sheep Finial, Pennsylvania origin, second or third quarter 19th century, cylindrical jar with elaborate incised banding interspersed with wavy incised line, the surface decorated with daubs of manganese and covered in a clear lead glaze. Lid with heavy manganese sponging around edge, the finial in the form of a molded reclining sheep, also with manganese highlights. A highly unusual example. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in a Harford County, MD home. Drilled lamp wire hole in underside. Two rim chips. 1 3/4" faint hairline from rim. Other light wear to rim. Minor wear to surface. A few shallow chips and nicks to lid. Wear to one ear of sheep. A few spots of old green paint to surface of jar. H (to top of finial) 8".

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