CORTLAND (Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith) Lidded Stoneware Jar

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 212

Price Realized: $472.00

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

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Two-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "CORTLAND", Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith, Cortland, NY, circa 1867-1869, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed floral design featuring three blossoms. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and impressed "X" mark to right of capacity mark. Includes nicely-fitting, salt-glazed lid, possibly original to the jar. Jar in excellent condition with a rim chip, an in-the-firing rim nick, and very minor wear to inner rim for lid. Lid with hairline and chip to knob and rim.

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