Redware Lidded Jar with Yellow and Green Slip Decoration

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 45

Price Realized: $4,945.00

($4,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Shenandoah Valley Slip-Decorated Redware Jar with Lid, possibly Hagerstown, MD, Chambersburg, PA, or Shepherdstown, WV, early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and semi-squared rim, decorated with wavy trails of green copper slip interspersed brushed bands of cream-colored slip. Includes original stepped lid with pointed finial. Form and style of decoration bears a strong resemblance to a jar attributed to John Bell, Chambersburg, PA, circa 1829, illustrated in Comstock's The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 111, fig. 4.81, and sold in Crocker Farm's July 20, 2013 auction. Rim chips. Small stone ping to rim molding. 3/4" base chip. Faint surface line on underside, not visible on interior. Wear to interior. Lid with chips to finial, small chips to molding, and two chips to top edge, measuring 1 1/2" and 1". H (including lid) 13".

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