Very Rare WARNE / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 357

Price Realized: $1,725.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "WARNE / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY", early 19th century, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, tall collar, and open loop handles, decorated with an impressed and manganese-highlighted "holly leaf" or drape design at the shoulder on the front. Brushed manganese highlights to handle terminals. Impressed in large letters on the front "WARNE / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY". We have offered pieces bearing the mark, "T. WARNE Co. / SOUTH AMBOY", in the past, which were made made by potter, Thomas Warne, circa 1797-1805. However, this piece is the first example of stoneware simply stamped "WARNE" that we have ever offered. The distinctive holly leaf motif and "S. AMBOY. N. JERSY" stamp are more commonly found on pieces made by Warne in partnership with his son-in-law, Joshua Letts. Provenance: Recently found in New Jersey. Light exfoliation around base. A few base chips, including a 1 1/2" flake to underside at edge. A 1" in-the-firing iron ping to one handle. Three minor nicks on interior of rim. H 12 1/2"".



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