Rare C. CROLIUS, Manhattan Stoneware Crock with Incised and Impressed Decoration

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 47

Price Realized: $1,380.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Jar with Incised and Impressed Decoration, Stamped "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK," circa 1810, approximately four-gallon, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder and open loop handles, the front decorated with a wavy cobalt border surrounding the maker's mark. Reverse decorated with a finely-incised and cobalt-highlighted foliate design with splayed leaves, embellished with two additional impressed leaves and pierced circles. This jar is the first example of Crolius stoneware we have seen decorated with a leaf stamp. An unusually-decorated, fresh-to-the-market example of early Manhattan stoneware. Provenance: The forty-year collection of Robert and the late Diane Bruce. One handle restored. Numerous, mostly small, rim chips.


Rare C. CROLIUS, Manhattan Stoneware Crock with Incised and Impressed DecorationRare C. CROLIUS, Manhattan Stoneware Crock with Incised and Impressed Decoration

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