Very Rare Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt Running Rabbit Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, possibly New Jersey

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 214

Price Realized: $1,200.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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July 19, 2014 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Leaping Rabbit Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, possibly New Jersey, circa 1850-1880, approximately one-gallon, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a folky brushed design of a rabbit with large ears and incised eye, leaping atop a stylized ground, underscored by a drape and tassel motif. This jar is the first example featuring a rabbit of this particular style we have seen. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased twenty or thirty years ago in the New York State area. In-the-firing fry to cobalt. In-the-firing discoloration to clay, primarily on left side and reverse of jar. Surface wear to both handles. Typical light wear to inner rim.

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