Fine New England Stoneware Jug w/ Impressed Fish Decoration

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 332

Price Realized: $1,062.00

($900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, New England origin, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted design of a slender-bodied fish. The fish design on this jug is closely-related in style to motifs employed by Jonathan Fenton of Boston, MA and William Pecker of Merrimacport, MA, but does not match either potter's work. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. A tight X-shaped crack to shoulder area, emanating from a small surface chip or in-the-firing stone ping. A tight network of lines around base, possibly in-the-firing. Typical firing flaws to surface, including a contact mark to left side of jug and a recessed spot to right side of jug's front. Two shallow base chips. Two shallow spout chips.




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