Lot of Two: Yellowware and Rockingham-Glazed Toby-on-Barrel "Jim Crow" Bottles

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 590

Price Realized: $59.00

($50 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Two Yellowware and Rockingham Toby-on-Barrel Bottles, probably Derbyshire, England, circa 1840, a yellowwware example with splashed brown glaze, incised with the name, "Jim Crow, at base and with a "2" on barrel; paired with a Rockingham-glazed example produced from the same mold. Both commemorate the 1836 performance of Thomas "Daddy" Rice's Jim Crow act in England. Provenance: The Stradlings; yellowware example from a NY City private collector, 2007; rockingham example, Christie's East, 6 November 2007. Yellowware example with a base chip, in othewise excellent condition. Rockingham example in excellent condition with minor surface wear and two small pieces of clay adhered to base on reverse. H (of yellowware example) 9 1/4".

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