Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Drape-and-Tassel Decoration, probably Manhattan

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Drape-and-Tassel Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, late 18th or early 19th century, highly-ovoid jug with footed base and delicately-formed spout with heavy tooling and flared mouth, the shoulder decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a series of connected and inverted drapes, interspersed with tassels. This decoration is closely-related to Thomas Commeraw's iconic impressed "clamshell" motif. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased decades ago by the consignor. Significant spider cracks to left side of jug, which become thinner and extend onto reverse. Staining to surface. Two small base chips. A small piece of adhered clay to front. A 2 3/4" surface line to neck. H 15".

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