Attrib. Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ Stoneware Jug w/ Impressed Bird Design

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 293

Price Realized: $944.00

($800 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Bird Decoration, attributed to Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base, tooled spout, and two lines of coggling around the shoulder, the front decorated with a detailed, impressed design of a bird atop a stylized leaf or ground. Iron slip highlights to bird, spout, and handle terminals. It appears that the majority of the jug's surface has been dipped in iron slip prior to salt glazing. This highly unusual treatment is particularly visible on the underside, where less salt exposure occurred. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Pennsylvania. In-the-firing chipping to underside near edge. A shallow, glazed-over chip to base. A post-firing chip to base. A minor in-the-firing contact mark to side of jug. H 11 1/2".

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