Very Rare B. LENT / CALDWELL Essex County, NJ Ovoid Stoneware Jar

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 244

Price Realized: $632.50

($550 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Twice "B. LENT / CALDWELL", Essex County, NJ, circa 1825, approximately eight-gallon, highly-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, squared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a brushed flowering plant design. Shoulder impressed with the elusive maker's mark of Benjamin Lent on the front and reverse. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Lent had strong familial ties to the potting industry; his father was Troy, NY potter, George Lent, and father-in-law the South Amboy, NJ potter, Thomas Warne. Featuring an outstanding size and form, this jar is the first example of Benjamin Lent stoneware we have ever offered. Restored flaking, primarily to top half of jar, including some touch-up to decoration on one side and cobalt at handle terminals. Heavy exfoliation to interior. A small base chip. H 18".

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