Rare WAIT (Whately, MA) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Wreath Decoration

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 322

Price Realized: $1,652.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 2 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Wreath Decoration, Stamped "WAIT", Obediah and Luke Wait, Whately, MA, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, featuring an incised wreath design surrounding the impressed maker's mark, "WAIT". This jug is the first example of Whately stoneware we have offered bearing this mark. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Base chips. Otherwise excellent, as-made condition with some small, typical firing flaws to surface.


Rare WAIT (Whately, MA) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Wreath DecorationRare WAIT (Whately, MA) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Wreath DecorationRare WAIT (Whately, MA) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Wreath Decoration

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