Rare BOSTON Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Bird-Eating-Grapes Decoration, late 18th century

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 115

Price Realized: $2,990.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration of a Bird Eating Grapes, Stamped Four Times "BOSTON", Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, late 18th century, vase-like jar with ovoid body, footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, and narrow opening, the shoulders with applied open handles. Decorated on both sides with a well-detailed, impressed design of a bird with turned head eating a cluster of grapes. Impressed twice in large letters on front "BOSTON". Cobalt highlights to decoration, maker's mark, and handle terminals. Fenton's bird motif is considered rare, and few have entered the market in the last several years. Significant sealed cracks on left side, extending onto front and reverse. Losses to base, including a very large 3" x 1" flake to bottom edge. Three in-the-firing separations to right handle. Handle remains sturdy. Two rim chips and a typical stacker mark to top of rim. H 12 3/4".


Rare BOSTON Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Bird-Eating-Grapes Decoration, late 18th centuryRare BOSTON Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Bird-Eating-Grapes Decoration, late 18th century

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