Rare J.C. WAELDE / NORTH BAY (New York) Stoneware Jar w/ Stenciled Cobalt Double-Bird Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 229

Price Realized: $632.50

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

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Cobalt Double-Bird Decoration, Stamped "J.C. WAELDE / NORTH BAY," New York State origin, circa 1855, cylindrical jar with tooled and rounded shoulder, lug handles, and squared rim, the front decorated with a heavily-sponged, stenciled design of two birds facing each other atop a sponged ground. Slip-trailed "2" at midsection with numerous dashes below, separating the birds. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Excellent figural design by a desirable and very distinctive New York State maker. 5 1/2" hairline from rim on reverse. Otherwise excellent condition with a minor 3/4" in-the-firing line on interior of rim, not visible on exterior.

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