Very Fine 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Watchspring Jar, att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 16

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 22, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Very Fine Half-Gallon Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder and ribbed vertical handles, decorated on each side with a brushed watchspring motif accented with dashed leaves. Additional brushed watchspring motifs to lower handle terminals. Excellent form, size, decoration, and condition. A particularly fine example by Connecticut's premier stoneware manufacturer. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; previously purchased directly from Mead family. Excellent overall condition. Two small chips and a few minor nicks to rim. Minor base nicks and a small chip to underside of jar at edge. H 7 1/2".

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