COMMERAWS / STONEWARE / N.YORK Stoneware Jug, Manhattan, circa 1810

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 87

Price Realized: $472.00

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

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Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE / N. YORK", Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel motif resembling clamshells, made by African-American stoneware potter, Thomas Commeraw. Light cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Two in-the-firing flakes to handle, measuring 1 1/2" and 5/8". Tight cracks in underside, two of which extend onto base area, a third extending 5 1/2" up right side of jug's front. An in-the-firing separation to upper handle terminal. A typical, minor stone ping to spout. In-the-firing mottling to surface.

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