Important Stoneware Jug Inscribed "Success to the manufactories of the U.S.A." CT origin, c1800

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 263

Price Realized: $501.50

($425 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Important and Possibly Unique Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Floral Decoration, Incised "Success to the manufactories of the U.S.A.", CT origin, late 18th or early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base, heavily-tooled spout, and ribbed handle, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral motif above the incised inscription, "Success to the manufactories of the U.S.A.". Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals and light cobalt acccents to incised inscriptions. Similar in sentiment to the fine English ceramic "SUCCESS TO" pitchers of the period, this jug boldly professes America's independence as a domestic producer of household goods. This historically-significant work was made in the first several decades following the American Revolution, when America was still relying heavily on foreign goods, working to establish its own highly-skilled artisans. Possibly made for a trade fair or other public display. Heavy chipping to base. Spout chips. Some exfoliation to bottom half of jug on one side. H 16 1/4".

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