Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Decoration, attrib. Grier, Mt. Jordan Pottery, Chester County, PA

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 219

Price Realized: $632.50

($550 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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March 19, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Grier Family, Mt. Jordan Pottery, Chester County, PA, circa 1855, highly-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a large flowering plant design. Additional cobalt swag decoration under each handle. Midsection and base secured with old "make-do" wires. A very large, tight Y-shaped crack on side of jar, which continues onto underside. Tight lines in underside. A tight approximately 9" line extending up from base. Two shallow in-the-firing contact marks / chips to shoulder. A 1" chip to one handle. A small nick to rim. Excellent size. One of the finest-decorated Grier jars we have seen. H 15 1/4".


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