Rare Ovoid Stoneware Jug w/ Large Incised Bird Decoration att. Nicholas Van Wickle, Old Bridge, NJ

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 65

Price Realized: $1,035.00

($900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Large Incised Bird Decoration, attributed to Nicholas Van Wickle, Old Bridge, NJ, circa 1825, approximately three-gallon ovoid jug with heavily-tooled shoulder and semi-squared rim, the front decorated with a large, deeply-incised bird perched in a leafy branch. Light spotted cobalt decoration to body of bird, cobalt ring to bird's neck, and cobalt highlights to incised branch. Eye composed of an impressed screw head. Impressive, large-sized figural decoration. Attribution based on sherds with similar incised bird decorations, excavated by Robert J. Sim at the Morgan / Van Wickle site in Old Bridge, NJ, and now in the collection of the Monmouth County Historical Society, Freehold, NJ. Provenance: Sold at the Stella Fascinski Sale, East Keansburg, NJ; Ex-Warren Hartmann. Tight surface line on underside. Three very minor spout nicks. Minor base wear. H 14 3/4".


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