Very Rare S. T. BREWER / NEW LONDON, CT Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Leaf, 1828-1830

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 15

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Leaf Decoration, Stamped "S.T. BREWER / NEW LONDON," CT origin, circa 1828-1830, ovoid jug with footed base, rounded spout, and heavily-tooled shoulder, the front decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted leaf with veined interior. Additional cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. A scarce, short-lived Connecticut maker's mark, featuring a nicely-executed design. Sealed and partially-colored horizontal spider crack at base, with a 6" T-shaped line extending upward from it on right side of jug. In-the-firing contact marks to shoulder of jug. Spout slumped during firing. A short in-the-firing separation at upper handle terminal.

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