3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia, origin

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 381

Price Realized: $690.00

($600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 3 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

October 22, 2016 Auction Catalog

◀ Back to Catalog

Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Stephen B. Sweeney, Henrico County, VA, circa 1838-1863, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, ribbed lug handles, and pronounced, squared rim, decorated with a series of brushed tulip blossoms on the front and reverse. Shoulder impressed with a three-gallon capacity mark. This jar, while featuring a distinctive rim molding characteristic of Sweeney's work, is unusual in its narrow form. Its three-gallon stamp belongs to, or is closely-related to, the series of capacity marks employed at his shop. The jar's highly unusual floral motif is previously-undocumented in the work of James River Valley potters, suggesting it was executed by a potter with a short-lived tenure at Sweeney's shop. Shallow chipping throughout rim. Otherwise excellent condition.


3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia, origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia, origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia, origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, James River, Virginia, origin

Click images to enlarge.


Bidding is now closed.
(Our next auction takes place October 26, 2019.)

A Few of the Related Items We've Sold


©2019 Crocker Farm, Inc. | info@crockerfarm.com | (410) 472-2016