March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 82

Price Realized: $2,124.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Scarce One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Foliate Decoration, Stamped "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK", circa 1805, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and open loop handles, the front featuring a cobalt-highlighted Clarkson Crolius maker's mark surrounded by a stylized wreath of purplish slip, probably composed of cobalt and manganese. Reverse with incised foliate motif in the Crolius style, highlighted in purplish slip. Addition purple slip highlights to handle terminals. Excellent size and decoration. Relatively few Crolius pieces are known decorated with this slip recipe, occasionally found on early Manhattan products. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. A diagonal crack extending from rim to shoulder on reverse. A vertical crack extending from rim to shoulder on reverse. A glazed-over base chip. A short, glazed-over Y-shaped line at base on reverse. A minor post-firing chip on interior of rim and two small in-the-firing chips to top of rim. H 8 3/4".

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