Very Rare J. FENTON (Dorset, VT circa 1805) Stoneware Jug with Floral Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 268

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. FENTON", Dorset, Vermont origin, circa 1805, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled shoulder, including a band of coggled columns running the maker's mark. Front decorated with a brushed cobalt flower. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. In-the-firing contact marks to surface, which include two surface chips to reverse. Staining to surface. A small base chip. Some in-the-firing crazing to shoulder and handle.

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