18th Century Stoneware Jug attrib. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, c1790

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 257

Price Realized: $383.50

($325 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug, attributed to Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, circa 1790, slender, ovoid-bodied jug with tooled spout, decorated with an alternating design of spotted drapes or "fish scales" and pyramidal spots. Base of handle with early-style floral decoration, accented with spots. Brushed cobalt stripe to spout. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; previously purchased directly from the Mead family. In-the-firing salt residue to spout, handle, and shoulder. In-the-firing spout chips. Two in-the-firing separations to lower handle terminal. A smooth, in-the-firing contact mark to front. A recessed in-the-firing contact mark to shoulder on right side, which includes a piece of adhered clay. A minor in-the-firing chip to underside at edge.

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