Rare T. CRAFTS & CO. / WHATELY, MA Stoneware Jug with Ochre Floral Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 10

Price Realized: $402.50

($350 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Ochre Floral Decoration, Stamped "T. CRAFTS & CO. / WHATELY", MA origin, circa 1835, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with a large brushed tulip in reddish-brown ochre slip. Brushed ochre highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Drips of ochre to shoulder. A particularly well-decorated example of an unusual Whately maker's mark. As-made condition with a 3 1/2" in-the-firing contact mark to reverse, a 1 1/2" in-the-firing contact mark with two associate chips on front, and other small in-the-firing imperfections.

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