5 Gal. J. MANTELL / PENN YAN Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 507

Price Realized: $517.50

($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. MANTELL / PENN YAN", New York State origin, circa 1860, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-squared rim, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed design of a flowering plant emanating from a stylized urn or stump, including heavy detail to the blossom interiors. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. A restored top-to-bottom crack from rim on front, connecting to an X-shaped crack on underside, which continues onto base, where it forms a 4" Y. Additional restoration to right of plant at base. A thin 4" crack from rim on reverse.

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