Very Rare Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 446

Price Realized: $4,025.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Stamped "I.E.G.", Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC, circa 1880, ovoid jar with pronounced, tooled rim and ornamental handles with distinctive impressed embellishments, the surface covered in a glossy, light-green alkaline glaze. Impressed at the shoulder with the maker's mark of Isaac E. Gay, featuring the initials, "I.E.G.", within a circle. Reverse with incised "2", indicating the gallonage. Few signed examples of this potter's work are known and this example features a particularly appealing, light-colored glaze with areas of clay showing through. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor years ago. Heavy chipping to rim. A very tight, approximately 5" x 7 1/2" Y-shaped line on front. An approximately 2 1/2" hairline from rim. A tiny nick to one handle. H 14".

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