Very Rare New York City Stoneware Sunface Jug, early 19th century

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 71

Price Realized: $3,186.00

($2,700 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Sunface Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a face surrounded seven long rays and seven groups of short rays, further embellished with circular accents. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This jug is one of a few examples of Manhattan stoneware we have seen with anthropomorphic decoration. Interestingly, this motif is closely-related to the iconic "starface" designs of Lyons, NY potter, Thompson Harrington, but was executed roughly fifty years earlier. A large reglued section to spout. Small base chips, one of which is glazed over. Short, in-the-firing lines to base area. Typical, small in-the-firing flaws to surface.

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