Unusual WARNE / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jug w/ Stamped Clam Shell Decoration

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 194

Price Realized: $1,652.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "WARNE / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY", early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled spout, decorated with a clamshell-form, drape-and-tassel design below the rare maker's mark of Thomas Warne. Decoration, the name "WARNE", and handle terminals highlighted in an early-style slip mixture with blue, green, and brown hues, believed to be a mixture of cobalt and iron and/or copper. This jug carries an important provenance, having once belonged to the early New Jersey stoneware scholar, James Brown, who, along with Robert Sim, carried out archaeological investigations of several of the state's early pottery sites. The underside includes two old labels, marked "1a WARNE / South Amboy" and "J.S. BROWN / Collection / 0025". Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; Ex-James Brown Collection. A few typical in-the-firing flaws to surface, including two small contact marks to front. Hairlines emanating from base. Base chips, some of which are glazed over.

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