Very Rare 1 Gal. Incised Stoneware Jug, Probably Manhattan, circa 1750-1775

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 51

Price Realized: $862.50

($750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Early Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration, probably Manhattan, NY, second half 18th century, approximately one-gallon, ovoid jug with tooled spout, crudely-formed handle, and heavy throw lines, the front decorated with a large incised design of stylized flower blossoms emanating from a three-petaled base. Decoration highlighted in a highly unusual blue-green slip, possibly a mixture of cobalt and copper. Base of handle decorated with "fish scale" or "grape cluster" decoration, found on early stoneware pieces from Manhattan, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Spout decorated with a brushed cobalt band. The decoration on this jug, with its symmetrical designs emanating from a central sprig, appears to be an early model for the popular Manhattan motifs of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The overall form of the jug and decoration at handle base also suggests an early date of manufacture, possibly as early as the mid-18th century. Large sealed cracks throughout jug. 1" stone ping on reverse of spout. A small base chip and other very minor wear to base. H 12 1/2".

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