Very Rare Jonathan Fenton, BOSTON Stoneware Jug w/ Cartouche Featuring Potter's Initials, c1795

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 5

Price Realized: $2,645.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with J.F. Cartouche, Stamped "BOSTON", Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, late 18th century, finely-potted jug with ovoid body, ribbed handle, and tall, narrow spout accented with tooled banding at the mouth. Front of jug decorated with a large cartouche with rope border, bearing the ornate script initials "J F" for potter, Jonathan Fenton. Vivid cobalt highlights to cartouche and handle terminals. Impressed "BOSTON" above cartouche. Fenton stoneware pieces bearing his initialed seal are considered scarce. This example features a wonderful form, some of the lightest and most beautiful clay we have seen on a piece of Boston stoneware, and is potted in a desirable one-gallon size. Some very tight, stained lines to body, primarily on lower half of jug. An in-the-firing chip to spout. Horizontal crack in handle. A 1 7/8" recessed, in-the-firing contact mark to reverse. H 12 1/2".

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