Stoneware Jar att. Benjamin Duval, Richmond, VA, 1811-1820

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 455

Price Realized: $460.00

($400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, attributed to Benjamin DuVal & Co., Richmond, VA, circa 1811-1820, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, thin rim, and applied lug handles with distinctive depressed terminals highlighted in cobalt slip. Pieces signed by or attributed to the pottery of Richmond pharmacist, Benjamin DuVal, are considered rare and highly-prized examples of early Virginia stoneware. Loss to one handle. Several rim chips. Heavy chipping to base. A large X-shaped crack extending from base and continuing onto underside. A few typical in-the-firing flaws to surface.

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