Very Unusual PAUL CUSHMAN (Albany, NY) Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 198

Price Realized: $472.00

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

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Design, Stamped "PAUL : CUSHMAN", Albany, NY origin, circa 1810, ovoid jug with tooled spout and heavily-ribbed handle, decorated on the front with a stylized slip-trailed design of a large flower blossom. Reverse coggled with the large signature, "PAUL : CUSHMAN". The style of decoration and coggling of the signature on the jug's reverse side are both unusual treatments on this example. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. Tight inverted Y-shaped line on front, ascending approximately 5 1/2" from base. A faint 2 1/4" X-shaped line on reverse. An in-the-firing 3/4" contact mark / chip to base of cobalt decoration. A small piece of in-the-firing clay adhered to shoulder. H 11 1/2".

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