Unusual attrib. Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 10

Price Realized: $5,900.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Three-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Iron-Slip Floral Decoration and Incised Marking, attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1850, finely-potted, highly-ovoid jug with squared spout molding and ribbed strap handle, the surface covered in a green alkaline glaze with iron-slip decoration of a "broken stem" daisy, inscribed "3" at the center of the blossom. Center of blossom additionally incised with a horseshoe or sideways "C" with vertically-incised line extending through it. This insignia, which we have not seen before, may relate to the "elongated C" impressions found on Chandler's earlier work, as discussed in Philip Wingard's article, "From Baltimore to the South Carolina Backcountry: Thomas Chandler's Influence on 19th-Century Stoneware, Ceramics in America 2013". Exceptional, rotund form, uncommon in Chandler's work, measuring approximately 11" wide and 38" in circumference. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in a South Carolina family. Excellent condition with a faint 3 1/4" line at base on reverse, extending 2 1/4" onto underside, light surface wear, and small drip of in-the-firing residue to shoulder. H 14".

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