Exceptional Small-Sized Stoneware Keg w/ Incised Leaves Inscribed "N. D. / 1796"

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 16

Price Realized: $3,105.00

($2,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 9 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

Auction Highlight:  March 14, 2015 Auction | New Jersey Stoneware

March 14, 2015 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Keg with Incised Cobalt Foliate Decoration and Brushed Cobalt Highlights, Incised "ND 1796," New Jersey origin, with heavily-incised banding throughout, decorated with four incised leaves surrounding a circular spout. Incised to the right of the spout "N D 1796". Cobalt highlights to banding, incised decoration, and inscription. One end of keg highlighted completely in cobalt. Few intact examples of American stoneware bearing 18th century dates are known. This example may have celebrated the twentieth anniversary of America's independence. Possibly the only stoneware keg with 18th century date known. Provenance: Decades-old tags affixed to one end of the cooler describe it as a "PUNCH KEG" from the collection of early stoneware scholar, W. Oakley Raymond. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some typical in-the-firing flaws, including a 1 1/4" shallow chip to one end, a 2 1/2" in-the-firing line in one end, and some dryness and wear to spout. H 11".

©2024 Crocker Farm, Inc. | info@crockerfarm.com | (410) 472-2016