Rare Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar attrib. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, 18th century

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 38

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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November 2, 2013 Auction Catalog

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Vertical Handles and Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, fourth quarter 18th century, finely-potted ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, footed base, and applied vertical handles. Front and reverse decorated with a brushed cobalt watchspring design accented with tassel-like brushwork at the center of the springs. Heavy circular cobalt highlights to both handle terminals and deep circular impressions at lower terminals. Excellent color and size, measuring approximately one-half gallon. Eighteenth-century vertical-handled pots are difficult-to-find with both handles intact. 3" hairline from rim to right of one handle. A very faint 2" hairline from rim. Two rim chips and a miniscule rim nick. A 1 1/4" in-the-firing line on surface of one handle, which does not extend through to underside of handle. H 7 1/4".

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