Extremely Rare Redware LIBERTY Jar with Incised Decoration, Dated 1826

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 405

Price Realized: $2,875.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Tobacco Jar with Incised Decoration, Stamped "LIBERTY", Dated 1826, probably Northeastern U.S. origin, 1826, cylindrical jar with flared collar, impressed "LIBERTY" on each side, the surface profusely-decorated with incised and copper-highlighted designs including two Federal drape or "clamshell" motifs, a tobacco plant, and a star or flower blossom. Additional copper slash decoration around shoulder. Brushed copper 1826 date near base, indicating this jar was likely made in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of America's founding. This piece is the first of its type we have seen. The use of an incised drape design in the manner of Thomas Commeraw of Manhattan, NY or Warne & Letts of South Amboy, NJ suggest it was most likely made in the Northeastern U.S.. An outstanding example in terms of historical significance as well as decorative appeal. Provenance: Ex-J. Jefferson and Anne Weiler Miller Collection; Ex- Chris Machmer. Heavy exfoliation around midsection. Additional wear to surface. Base chips. Two small rim chips. H 10 1/2".

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