Rare NJ Stoneware Jug w/ Coggled and Impressed Decoration, probably Old Bridge

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 299

Price Realized: $324.50

($275 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Drape Decoration, New Jersey origin, probably Morgan and van Wickle, Old Bridge, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and distinctive, heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel design resembling clamshells. Shoulder and spout decorated with two rows of coggled decoration featuring slashes and X's. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A rare example of early New Jersey stoneware featuring the impressed "clamshell" motif popularized by Manhattan, NY potter, Thomas Commeraw. Missing handle. Heavy chipping to spout. Base chips. A 1" crack at base, continuing 1" onto underside.

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