Scarce BOYNTON Stoneware Jar, Albany, NY, c1820

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 85

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "BOYNTON", Jonah and Calvin Boynton, Albany, NY, circa 1820, finely-potted, ovoid jar of appealing narrow form with heavily-tooled shoulder, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front with a distinctive foliate design including a bow-shaped center. Reverse with stylized flower blossom or foliate motif. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed in large letters across the front "BOYNTON", a maker's mark used by brothers, Jonah and Calvin Boynton, in Albany, NY circa 1820. Interestingly, the decoration on the front can also be found regularly on the work of William Nichols of Poughkeepsie, NY. Also of note is the cobalt motif on the reverse, which migrated with Northern-trained potters to Richmond, Virginia, where it was employed on occasion. Excellent form and color. A 5 1/4" crack from rim on side of jar. A few rim chips. Small base chips. A glazed-over iron ping near base. H 11".

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