Rare Boston Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Fish Decoration, circa 1795

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 3

Price Realized: $2,530.00

($2,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Fish Decoration, attributed to Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, circa 1795, finely-potted, ovoid jar with footed base, applied loop handles, and heavy tooling to shoulder and rim, decorated on each side with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted design of a heavily-scale fish. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Wonderful, early form and excellent detail to impressed fish on both sides. Provenance: Consigned as part of a collection assembled during the 1980s. A remarkable survivor with an age of over 215 years, this jar remains in outstanding condition, with a hairline through one end of the right handle and heavy, in-the-firing salt residue at base.

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