Very Rare HART'S / FULTON Stoneware Lion Jug

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 201

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Lion Decoration, Stamped "HART'S / FULTON," New York State origin, circa 1875, ovoid jug with semi-rounded rim, decorated with folky slip-trailed design of a large lion with heavy mane and upswept tail, reclining atop a stylized ground on looping lines. Slip-trailed "2" above. Highly desirable subject matter. One of the rarest Hart designs in existence. Professional restoration to a 3" x 1 1 2/" area above lion's back, with some touch-up to cobalt dashes along animal's back. Otherwise excellent condition with a thin 2 1/4" in-the-firing chip / contact mark to underside near edge.

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