Very Unusual Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Coggled and Spotted Decoration

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 58

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Important Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1790, ovoid jug with heavily-tooled spout, the shoulder decorated with four rows of heavy coggling, overlain with a highly unusual spotted slip decoration. The decoration features large greenish-slip circles, surrounded by a cobalt border, alternating with smaller cobalt circles. The base of the handle is additionally-decorated with a solid greenish slip circle surrounded by a cobalt border. This jug, the only example of its kind that we have seen, reveals a strong link to the Westerwald stoneware tradition in its dramatic coggling and use of two differently-colored slips. The importance of this example is evidenced by its excellent provenance, having been owned by two noted stoneware scholars, W. Oakley Raymond and Georgeanna Greer. Two stickers indicating it belonged to Raymond, one reading "W. Oakley Raymond Collection, are visible on underside. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; Ex-Georgeanna Greer Collection; Ex-W. Oakley Raymond Collection. Handle restored. Tight crack to base area. Shallow chips to base, one of which is glazed over.




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