Exceptional New York Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 209

Price Realized: $24,780.00

($21,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Incised Bird, Foliate, and Floral Decoration, New York State origin, circa 1825-1835, ovoid jug with semi-squared spout, decorated on the front with a large, incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a leafy plant bearing tassel-shaped blossoms, underscored by horizontal and vertical floral motifs. To the design's left appears a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird with upswept tail, perched on a flowering vine, and to the design's right are two large-leafed flowering plants. This recently-surfaced work is one of the most heavily-incised examples of American stoneware that we have ever offered, with decoration that spans three sides. The incising is noteworthy in its meticulous execution, featuring numerous deeply-scored strokes throughout the bird and leaves. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from Washington State. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a minor spout nick. H 11 7/8".

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