Fine P. CROSS / HARTFORD, CT 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Incised Decoration

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 215

Price Realized: $1,180.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised and Impressed Floral Decoration, Stamped "P. CROSS / HARTFORD", CT origin, circa 1806-1808, ovoid jug with footed base, tooled spout, and heavily-ribbed handle, decorated on the shoulder with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral motif, embellished with impressed circles. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Desirable maker, attractive decoration, and exceptional condition. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Excellent condition with three minor base chips, a very minor in-the-firing nick to spout, and a minor in-the-firing chip to top of handle.

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