Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Watchspring Jug, Manhattan or New Jersey, circa 1775

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 60

Price Realized: $265.50

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

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Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Watch Spring Decoration, Manhattan, NY or Cheesequake, NJ origin, circa 1775, ovoid jug with footed base and heavily-tooled, wide-mouthed spout, the shoulder decorated with a slip-trailed watch spring motif with scalloped embellishments. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. A thin 3" crack on underside, which continues several inches up reverse side of jug. A thin horizontal line to shoulder. Additional crazing throughout surface, probably in-the-firing.

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