Lot of Two: Richmond, VA Area Stoneware Jars

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 407

Price Realized: $177.00

($150 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Two James River Valley of Virginia Stoneware Jars, mid 19th century, a tree-gallon ovoid jar with cobalt wavy line decoration around shoulder, attributed to Stephen B. Sweeney, Henrico County, VA; paired with a two-gallon cylindrical jar with cobalt swag decoration, attributed to David Parr, Jr., Richmond, VA. Sweeney jar is out-of-round with rim chips, an in-the-firing contact mark to end of each handle, small base chips, and a glazed-over base flake. Parr jar with in-the-firing bloated spots throughout, rim chips, a long Y-shaped crack from rim, and a hairline at base and on underside.

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