Rare D. WILLIAMS / POUGHKEEPSIE Stoneware Jar, Durrell Williams, 1815-1820

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 175

Price Realized: $1,150.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Stylized Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "D. WILLIAMS / POUGHKEEPSIE", New York State origin, circa 1815-1820, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, footed base, and applied lug handles, decorated with stylized cobalt brushwork to the front and reverse. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Albany-slip-glazed interior with crude drips from rim. According to George Lukacs' book, Poughkeepsie Potters and the Plague, Durrell Williams established Poughkeepsie's earliest stoneware pottery in 1797 with a partner, James Egbert. He would later purchase the shop of William Carroll during the 1815-1820 time period, establishing his own individually-owned shop. This jug is one of a very few signed examples of Durrell Williams stoneware known. A 1 7/8" smooth, in-the-firing base chip, along with other base chips. Rim chips. An iron ping on side of jar.

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