Rare Early Ovoid Stoneware Jug attrib. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, circa 1775

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 75

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Early Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Brushed Decoration att. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, circa 1775, approximately three-quart to one-gallon stoneware jug of highly ovoid form with heavily-tooled neck; the shoulder decorated with an abstract floral design consisting of two large leaves with small tulip or leafy sprig above and a three-lobed, spotted design below, possibly representing fruit. A nicely-decorated example, potted in a desirable small size. Attribution is based on sherds showing similar open leaves with accented interiors, recovered by Robert J. Sim from the Morgan Pottery site in Cheesequake, NJ. Both are now in the collection of the Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ. Provenance: Purchased at a Colts Neck antiques show. Small, glazed-over base chip and a few nicks to base. An in-the-firing dry spot / contact mark to front. Flake and small crack directly below lower handle terminal, both of which occurred in the firing. H 11 3/8".

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