Very Rare Small Jug w/ Elaborate Watchspring Design, attrib. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, c1775-90

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 22

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 4 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

March 14, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Watchspring Decorations, attributed to Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, circa 1775-1790, ovoid jug with ribbed handle and tall spout accented with tooling at the mouth, the front and sides of the jug decorated with unusual opposing "X-shaped" watchspring motifs. Cloud-like slip-trailed design surrounding the lower handle terminal. Cobalt highlight to upper handle terminal. Excellent size and decoration. One of the finest watchspring-decorated jugs we have ever offered. Provenance: From a small Northeastern U.S. collection assembled during the 1950s-1990s, consigned to this auction. Thin cracks in underside, one of which extends several inches up right side of jug's front. A 1 3/8" flake to underside at jug's edge, along with a few base chips. H 9 1/2".


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