Attrib. Clarkson Crolius, Sr. Stoneware Jug with Incised Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 14

Price Realized: $201.25

($175 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Foliate Decoration, attributed to Clarkson Crolius, Sr., Manhattan, NY, early 19th century, ovoid jug with tooled spout and ribbed handle, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design with long opposing leaves. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. The distinctive spout construction and variations on the incised design are consistent with pieces bearing the mark of Clarkson Crolius, Sr., of Manhattan, New York. Provenance: From a small Northeastern U.S. collection assembled during the 1950s-1990s, consigned to this auction. Essentially as-made condition. A 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" recessed, in-the-firing contact mark on reverse. This contact mark includes chipping to surface and a small spot filled with plaster. Two glazed-over separation lines at base of handle, which occurred in the firing. A glazed-over spout chip. A circular in-the-firing contact mark to shoulder on front. Two glazed-over base chips and a third small base chip, possibly in-the-firing.

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