Rare Incised Stoneware Jar, attrib. Crolius Family, New York City, circa 1800

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 70

Price Realized: $649.00

($550 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, probably Crolius family, late 18th or early 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and open loop handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an incised floral design consisting of hand-incised leaves and stem, culminating in a flower blossom executed with a coggle wheel. Design is highlighted with a blackish-purple slip, probably a mixture of manganese and cobalt, with additional spotted accents to the petals. Handle terminals decorated with manganese slip. A finely-decorated example of early Manhattan stoneware. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. In-the-firing 1 1/2" stone ping on one side. 1 3/4" spidering hairline from rim. In-the-firing vertical separation from rim on interior, which is not visible on exterior. Two minor rim chips. Faint hairlines extending around bottom third of jar. Base chips. H 13".

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