Very Rare Vertical-Handled Incised Stoneware Jar, Manhattan or New Jersey Origin, late 18th Century

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Price Realized: $690.00

($600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Crisply-Incised Foliate Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, fourth quarter 18th century, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, footed base, and applied vertical handles. Front and reverse decorated with a deeply-incised design of splayed leaves extending from two circular buds with hollow centers resembling a figure 8. Incised decoration is delicately highlighted with cobalt slip. Additional cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A finely decorated and potted example of early Manhattan stoneware. Some scattered exfoliation to surface, primarily visible under one handle. Additional exfoliation to interior. Three small rim chips. A 1/4" line on exterior of rim. Base chips. Thin 7" cross-shaped crack, which curves up one side of jar to right of decoration. This crack is barely visible on interior. H 9 3/8".

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