Extremely Rare Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ Stoneware Jug, 18th century

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 201

Price Realized: $1,180.00

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

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 6 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

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Extremely Rare and Important Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Watch Spring Decoration, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with a cobalt watch spring design at the shoulder and two watch spring emanating from the lower handle terminal. Pieces attributed to the Kemple family of Ringoes, NJ are exceptionally rare, regarded as some of the earliest documented examples of American cobalt-decorated stoneware. This jug is one of a small number of attributed Kemple pieces we have ever offered. This jug survives in remarkable, essentially as-made condition with no cracks, chips, or other visible flaws, a true rarity for pieces from this period.

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