Extremely Rare J FENTON (Dorset, VT c1805) Stoneware Jug w/ Impressed Fish Decoration

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, Stamped "J FENTON," Jonathan Fenton, Dorset, VT, circa 1800-1810, ovoid jug with footed base, slip-coated surface, and heavy tooling to shoulder and spout, featuring an impressed design of a fish. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, fish, and handle terminals. Few examples of this quality produced at Jonathan Fenton's early Dorset, Vermont operation are known. Some blue touch-up to 1" area of an in-the-firing contact mark on cheek area of fish. Otherwise excellent condition. H 11 3/4".

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