Very Rare New England Redware Jar w/ Yellow Slip Decoration, possibly Capt. John Norton, Bennington, VT, c1800

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 120

Price Realized: $1,840.00

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

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Jar with Bold Yellow Slip Foliate Decoration, New England origin, possibly Captain John Norton, Bennington, VT, late 18th or early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base and rounded rim, decorated around with four boldly-brushed foliate designs in yellow slip, applied over a mottled reddish clay ground with overlying clear lead glaze. Excellent form and wonderful decoration. The maker or state of origin for this lot is currently unknown. However, an important redware jug with similar yellow-slip foliate designs descended in the Norton family of potters and is attributed to patriarch, Captain John Norton. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in Pennsylvania. Excellent overall condition with some shallow chipping to base, some light exfoliation to surface near base, and typical light wear to interior of rim. Decoration remains in remarkable, essentially untouched condition. H 9 1/2".


Very Rare New England Redware Jar w/ Yellow Slip Decoration, possibly Capt. John Norton, Bennington, VT, c1800Very Rare New England Redware Jar w/ Yellow Slip Decoration, possibly Capt. John Norton, Bennington, VT, c1800Very Rare New England Redware Jar w/ Yellow Slip Decoration, possibly Capt. John Norton, Bennington, VT, c1800Very Rare New England Redware Jar w/ Yellow Slip Decoration, possibly Capt. John Norton, Bennington, VT, c1800

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