Large-Sized Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, East Tennessee

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 125

Price Realized: $1,652.00

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

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Rare Open-Handled Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN, mid 19th century, bulbous jar with tooled banding and incised sine-wave decoration throughout, squared rim with unusual tooled accents, and ribbed vertical handles with distinctive triple thumb impressions to the lower terminals. Surface decorated with brushed manganese slashes and daubs throughout, in the manner of pieces produced along the Great Wagon Road of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. The style of decoration and sine-wave incising is typically associated with members of the Cain family, active in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Excellent form and decoration. One handle professionally restored. Area of restoration to shoulder, associated with the restored handle. Chips and wear to rim. Base chips. Two areas of glaze loss to surface, measuring 2 1/8" and 1 1/2". Other wear to surface. A thin 1 3/4" crack from rim. H 10 1/2".


Large-Sized Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, East TennesseeLarge-Sized Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, East TennesseeLarge-Sized Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, East TennesseeLarge-Sized Redware Jar with Manganese Decoration, possibly Cain Pottery, East Tennessee

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