Very Rare Jonathan Fenton, BOSTON Stoneware Jug w/ Cartouche Featuring Potter's Initials, c1795

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 4

Price Realized: $7,187.50

($6,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with J.F. Cartouche, Stamped "BOSTON", Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, late 18th century, finely-potted jug with ovoid body, tall neck, and ribbed handle, the shoulder and spout embellishment with tooled banding. Front of jug decorated with a large impressed cartouche with rope border, bearing the ornate script initials "J F" for potter, Jonathan Fenton. Vivid cobalt highlights to cartouche and handle terminals. Impressed "BOSTON" above cartouche. Fenton stoneware pieces bearing his initialed seal are considered scarce. This example features a wonderful form characteristic of Fenton's earliest and best work, as well as visually-appealing color to the cobalt and clay body. A 10" Y-shaped crack on side of jug, extending onto underside, which forms a spider crack on underside. Shallow chipping to base. A small chip to reverse of spout. H 15 3/4".

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