Stoneware Jar with Fine Incised Bird Decoration, probably Connecticut

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 260

Price Realized: $295.00

($250 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Large Incised Bird Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, probably Connecticut, early 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and applied lug handles, decorated with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird with long tail and detailed wing, perched on a stylized leaf or ground. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Large sealed cracks on reverse, connecting to a sealed Y-shaped crack on underside. Crack in underside includes a 5/8" ground and filled area. A 3 3/4" surface line from rim, not visible on interior. A thin sealed 3" crack emanating from base. Small rim chips. An in-the-firing contact mark to front, including some clay residue and a small surface chip, below a very faint, 2" X-shaped surface line.

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