Unusual 2 Gal. Open-Handled Stoneware Jar, possibly Abial Price, Matawan, NJ

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 200

Price Realized: $265.50

($225 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Two-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, possibly Abial Price, Matawan, NJ, second quarter 19th century, squat-shaped, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, flattened rim, and applied strap handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a brushed cobalt tulip emanating from splayed leaves. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Exceptional form. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor forty years ago. Originally found in a Revolutionary War period home in Bergen County, New Jersey. Heavy chipping to rim. An in-the-firing, 1 1/4" flake to one handle, which is glazed over. A 2 1/2" crack on underside, continuing up body of jar, where it forms an inverted J-shaped crack ascending 4" from base. A small base chip.

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