Fine Probably Peter Cross, Hartford, CT Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Floral Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 270

Price Realized: $1,380.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, probably Peter Cross, Hartford, CT, circa 1806-1808, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a flower with impressed circular details throughout. Incised accents to interiors of petals and leaves. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A striking and unusual design. Hartford, CT potter, Peter Cross, frequently combined freehand incising with impressed circular details, as seen on this jar. Large base chips. A 1 1/2" in-the-firing contact mark to one side, which includes shallow surface chips. A 5/8" rim chip and other small rim chips.

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