Exceptional 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Cat Face Decoration att. Cortland, NY

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 90

Price Realized: $8,625.00

($7,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Cat Face Decoration, attributed to Madison Woodruff, Cortland, NY, circa 1868, small-sized, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and flared collar, decorated with a slip-trailed folk art design of a cat's face with long, pointed ears, whiskers, goatee, and open mouth bearing teeth. Slip-trailed "1/2" above. This decoration is the most coveted of all Cortland stoneware motifs. In a broader sense, this motif is regarded as an iconic American stoneware design, admired for its wonderful folk art style. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, found in New Jersey. Excellent condition with a 2" diagonal crack in rim on reverse. H 7 3/8".

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