Rare NORTH BAY (John Waelde, North Bay, NY) Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Rabbit Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 388

Price Realized: $862.50

($750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 5 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Cobalt Rabbit Decoration, Stamped "NORTH BAY," attributed to John C. Waelde, North Bay, New York, circa 1865, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a stenciled design of a leaping rabbit atop a stylized ground. The cobalt slip is applied with a sponge to the rabbit stencil and ground, creating an appealing dappled appearance to the design. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Apart from designs created by Julius Norton of Bennington, Vermont, rabbit decorations on American stoneware are considered highly unusual. Horizontal Y-shaped line on side of jug, continuing onto front of jug at base. Professional restoration to an in-the-firing contact mark on back of rabbit, which continues to section of jug above rabbit. Additional restoration to a second contact mark below rabbit, touching an area of cobalt on ground below. This jug was previously sold in our May 5, 2006 auction. Based on 2006 photos of the jug taken prior to its restoration, it appears that the restoration to the two contact marks was overdone, as they are much smaller than the painted areas on the jug's front. Height 10 1/2".


Rare NORTH BAY (John Waelde, North Bay, NY) Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Rabbit Decoration

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