Unusual South Carolina Stoneware Lidded Jar with Impressed Mark

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 11

Price Realized: $1,888.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Lidded Stoneware Jar with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped "O", South Carolina origin, probably Landrum Brick and Pottery, Columbia, mid 19th century, rotund jar with arched tab handles and slightly-flared rim, including a recessed flange on the interior for a lid, the surface covered in a glossy green alkaline glaze with iron flecking throughout. Shoulder impressed "O". Jar includes its original alkaline-glazed lid with knob-shaped finial. Beautiful glaze and excellent form, nearly as wide as it is tall. The inclusion of its original lid is noteworthy. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in an Orangeburg, SC family. According to family history as told by the consignor, this jar was originally used to store lard. At times, sausages were preserved between layers of lard. As the lard was used, the sausages were exposed and eaten. Jar in strong condition with minor wear to handles, tiny chips to rim and inner rim for lid, two base chips, as well as a 1 1/4" in-the-firing ping under one handle. Glaze retains excellent luster. Lid with smooth, shallow chipping to outer edge and knob. H (including lid) 12 1/4".

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