Rare C. BOYNTON (Albany, NY, circa 1820) Stoneware Jug with Incised Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 195

Price Realized: $767.00

($650 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Decoration, Stamped "C. BOYNTON", Albany, NY origin, circa 1820, ovoid jug with tooled spout, impressed with the rare maker's mark, "C. BOYNTON," surrounded by a a hand-incised cartouche, and highlighted in cobalt slip. This incised border is further surrounded by an incised wreath-like device, produced from a three-pronged tool, capped by a foliate or floral motif, and highlighted in cobalt slip. Additional brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This jug was produced while Calvin Boynton was still potting with his brother, Jonah, at a shop opposite Paul Cushman's operation in Albany, NY. In 1825, Calvin Boynton would establish a pottery in Troy, NY, from which many signed examples have survived. Pieces bearing this earlier Albany mark are considered quite difficult-to-find, and this jug is only the second example stamped in this manner that we have ever offered. Coupled with the rarity of the mark is the tasteful incising which surrounds it, likely inspired by Manhattan stoneware. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. Base chips. A glazed-over spout chip and some in-the-firing roughness to top of spout. A glazed-over iron ping to front near base. H 12 3/4".

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