Very Rare DAVID. MORGAN. / NEW YORK Stoneware Jug w/ Impressed Swag-and-Heart Decorations

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 76

Price Realized: $4,130.00

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

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "DAVID MORGAN. / NEW YORK", Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted "clamshell" and heart motif. Impressed below with the very rare, short-lived maker's mark of Corlears Hook potter, David Morgan, highlighted in cobalt slip. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: Robert Meltzer Collection. Two flakes to underside and cracks in underside, one of which continues 4 1/2" up front of jug, and a few others which continue as tight lines onto foot of jug. Otherwise excellent condition. H 15".

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