Rare COMMERAWS STONEWARE Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 74

Price Realized: $4,130.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Drape-and-Tassel Decoration, Stamped "COMMERAWS STONEWARE", Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1800, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and applied vertical handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel design. Impressed "COMMERAWS" on the front and "STONEWARE" on the reverse. Exceptional, early-style form, only the third of its kind we have ever offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Virginia. A hairline across underside, extending 2 7/8" onto reverse, where it forms a Y. In-the-firing chipping to base.

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