James River Virginia Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 190

Price Realized: $1,035.00

($900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to John P. Schermerhorn, Richmond, VA, circa 1830, ovoid jar with applied lug handles, tooled shoulder, and semi-rounded rim, decorated on both sides with a boldly-brushed tulip design. This decoration is unusual among Schermerhorn's known work, and features excellent color. 3" loss to rim with a faint 2 1/2" hairline descending from it. Additional 1" rim chip on reverse. Spider crack in underside, part of which extendes several inches up body of jar, where it forms a Y. Minor base chips, the largest of which measures 3/8" long and is glazed over. An in-the-firing stone ping to one side.


James River Virginia Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral DecorationJames River Virginia Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration

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