Rare J. McCULLY. / TRENTON, New Jersey Lidded Redware Jar

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 63

Price Realized: $632.50

($550 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare New Jersey Lidded Redware Jar, Signed "J. McCULLY. / TRENTON," New Jersey origin, 19th century, cylindrical jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and tapered neck, the surface covered in a dark-brown lead-and-manganese glaze. Underside impressed with the maker's mark of Joseph McCully of Trenton, New Jersey, within an oval border. Little is known of the redware products made at a Trenton, New Jersey, operation started by Joseph McCully (b. 1771- d. 1857), and few signed examples are made available for sale. One such example is a yellow-slip-decorated plate in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Thin Y-shaped crack on underside, continuing partway up sides of jar in three places. Several base chips. Two thin cracks from rim, measuring 2 1/2" and 1 3/4". Minor wear to interior of rim. Losses to knob. Two shallow rim chips to lid. H (including lid) 8 3/8".

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