Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration, Old Bridge, NJ

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 189

Price Realized: $1,180.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Impressed Medallion, New Jersey or New York State origin, early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted medallion featuring a scalloped border with four-petaled flower on interior. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Stamp-decorated stoneware pieces of this style have been alternately attributed to the Morgan / van Wickle Pottery of Old Bridge, NJ, Xerxes Price of Sayreville, NJ, and Josiah Chapman of Troy, NY. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Drilled hole in underside. A 9 3/4" crack extending from base to shoulder, along with a second short crack extending from same point at base. Small base chips, some of which are glazed over. A shallow, in-the-firing stacker mark / flake to top of rim. Some light staining.

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