Outstanding Stoneware Batter Jug w/ Elaborate Slip-Trailed Decoration, att. Jacob Caire, Poughkeepsie, NY

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 195

Price Realized: $920.00

($800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Outstanding and Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Batter Pitcher with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Cobalt Decoration, attributed to John B. Caire, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1840, ovoid form with tubular pouring spout, tooled body, and applied handle, decorated with rows of slip-trailed tulip blossoms and stemmed tulips between cobalt banding. Additional tulip motif at base. Slip-trailed dashes along underside of spout. Wavy cobalt stripe around shoulder. Cobalt decoration to base of handle. This form, exceedingly rare in American stoneware, is virtually unknown from this production period. The size of the vessel itself and aperture of the spout suggest this particular example was used as a batter pitcher. The rarity and visual appeal of the form are enhanced by its brilliant cobalt decoration and superior color. Areas of restoration to rim. A faint hairline extending from rim to shoulder area. A small restored chip to top of spout molding. H 9 7/8".

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