Very Unusual Early Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Leaf and Vine Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 295

Price Realized: $265.50

($225 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Foliate Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, late 18th or early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, thin rim, and applied loop handles, decorated on the front and reverse with incised and cobalt-highlighted foliate and stylized drape motifs. One side includes large scallop-edged leaves emanating from a stem with unusual diamond-shaped finial. Reverse with stylized drape or foliate motif, reminiscent of the impressed designs of South Amboy potters, Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a fifty-year private collection. Base chips. A few in-the-firing lines to base. A 3" diagonal hairline from rim. Other very short lines to rim area, probably in-the-firing. Some minor rim chips.

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