Unusual 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Incised Jug on Keg Decoration, probably Ohio River Valley

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 90

Price Realized: $920.00

($800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Liquor Jug with Incised Decoration of a Jug Seated Atop a Keg, probably Ohio River Valley origin, possibly Kentucky, second quarter 19th century, ovoid jug with short tooled spout and ribbed handle, decorated with an incised design of a jug seated atop an iron-banded keg with tap. Bold cobalt highlights throughout incising. Handle decorated with heavy foliate brushwork resembling a star, along with brushed highlights to the terminals. Impressed "2" below handle. A wonderfully-decorated example, which visually illustrates the jug's use. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in New England. Section of handle reglued.Two 1" chips to side / reverse of spout, and a minor 3/8" chip to front of spout. Crazing throughout much of body, presumably in-the-firing. A salt drip to shoulder. A 1" flake to right side of jug. A short, in-the-firing line at base, which is partially glazed over. H 13 1/4".

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