Tanware Vase with Paint Inscription "Made of New Jersey Clay / Troy, NY / 1890"

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 389

Price Realized: $201.25

($175 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Tanware Vase with Inscribed Underside, Troy, NY origin, Dated 1890, finely-potted vase with footed base and open strap handles, the base decorated with a series of brushed Albany slip tulips. Handles decorated Albany slip spots and cold-painted green spots. Base, rim, and interior covered in a Albany slip. Shoulder additionally decorated with a brushed band of gold paint. Underside inscribed in original gold paint, "Made of New Jersey sand / Jly. 1890 / TROY / NY". This inscription indicates the vase was made of clay collected in New Jersey, as was typical of many Northeastern U.S. potteries. Of particular note is the interesting use of the word "sand" to describe the clay used. Tanware produced in New York State is considered scarce. One handle broken into two pieces and reglued. 4" hairline from rim. An additional 1 3/8" surface line, which is visible only on the interior, extends off of this line. H 10 1/4".

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