Exceptional Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar w/ Watchspring Design, Manhattan or Cheesequake, NJ, c1775

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 81

Price Realized: $3,220.00

($2,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, Manhattan, NY or Cheesequake, NJ origin, circa 1775, ovoid jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, and ribbed vertical handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a slip-trailed "watchspring" design featuring two cogs flanking a flower bud. Design includes highly unusual cross-hatching highlighting the interior of the bud, particularly evident on one side. Lower handle terminals decorated with petal-shaped slip-trailing. Additional cobalt highlights surround the upper handle terminals. Excellent form, decoration, color, and condition. One of the finest watchspring-decorated jars we have ever offered. Excellent overall condition with a 3/4" base chip and a small area of adjacent, minor base wear. Otherwise as-made condition with a 7/8" in-the-firing iron ping to one side near base, a 1/2" ping to one handle, and a few other minor iron pings. H 12 1/2".

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