Very Rare Manhattan, NY or Cheesequake, NJ Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt Watchspring Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 138

Price Realized: $402.50

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

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October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, Manhattan, NY or Cheesequake, NJ origin, second half 18th century, cylindrical jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and slightly-flared rim, decorated on the front and reverse with two cobalt watchspring motifs, including added curved lines connecting each spring. Desirable size and form. Cylindrical jars bearing the early American watchspring designs are significantly rarer than ovoid examples, and this jar is the first of its type we have ever offered. Partially-sealed, top-to-bottom crack from rim on side of jar, continuing onto underside. A 1 1/8" chipped section to rim and a minor glazed-over rim chip. Two base chips, measuring 3/4" and 5/8", along with shallow chipping to underside at bottom edge of jar, and some tiny chips to base. H 9 7/8".

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