Very Rare DAVID. MORGAN. / NEW YORK Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Swag-and-Heart Decorations

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 20

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Swag-and-Heart Decorations, Stamped "DAVID. MORGAN. / NEW YORK," Corlears Hook, Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1805, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and applied loop handles, featuring the elusive impressed and cobalt-highlighted maker's mark of Manhattan, NY potter, David Morgan. Reverse with distinctive impressed and cobalt-highlighted swag-and-heart design, unique to Morgan's work. Additional brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Stoneware bearing Morgan's mark rarely come to market, and this jar is one of a handful of signed examples to be offered at auction in at least a decade. Provenance: Found decades ago in the northeastern U.S. 5 1/2" Y-shaped crack on one side, continuing across underside, and ending at base on reverse. Two chis from rim on reverse, which appear to be in-the-firing. Additional tiny chips and wear to rim. A small stone ping to handle. A few minor base chips.

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