Old Bridge, NJ Stoneware Jar with Coggled Fish Decoration and Impressed RUM

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 80

Price Realized: $431.25

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

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Coggled Fish Decoration, Impressed "RUM," attributed to the Morgan / Van Wickle Pottery, Old Bridge, NJ, early 19th century, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and heavily-reeded neck, the shoulder decorated with a coggled and cobalt-highlighted design of fish and berries. Impressed "RUM" below spout, in large letters with brushed cobalt highlight. Examples bearing both the coggled fish design and liquor name are unusual. Professionally-restored handle. Minor base chip. Small, shallow chip to edge on underside.

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