March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 288

Price Realized: $885.00

($750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "LIBERTY. FOR.EV. / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY", Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, and flared rim, the front featuring the impressed design of a pointing hand and the inscription, "LIBERTY. FOR.EV", all surrounded by a saw-toothed border. Impressed below with the town name, "S.AMBOY . N. JERSY", above two impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape designs. A dark, reddish-brown color to the surface suggests the jar was possibly dipped treated with an unusual iron-oxide wash prior to firing. Appealing form, featuring one of the most desirable early American stoneware stamps, which celebrates our nation's independence, realized only a few decades prior. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in New Jersey. Rim chips. Some shallow base chips. A horizontal crack at base.

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