Rare Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attrib. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 57

Price Realized: $431.25

($375 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, late 18th century, approximately three-quart ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and flared rim, the shoulder decorated with three slip-trailed cobalt watchspring designs. A fine example of early New Jersey stoneware, exhibiting excellent form and size. Smaller than most watchspring-decorated pieces known. Rim chips. Some tight surface lines in underside and at base, as well as a few other tight surface lines in body of jar, none of which are visible on interior. A few very minor base nicks. H 8 1/2".

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