Westerwald Stoneware "GR" Jug w/ Incised Decoration, c1740

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 439

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Georgius Rex Stoneware Jug with Incised Decoration, Westerwald, Germany origin, circa 1740, ovoid form with footed base and combed incising to collar, the front featuring a molded and applied "GR" medallion, surrounded by elaborate incised and impressed decoration. Heavy cobalt highlights to body. Manganese highlight to collar. Impressed "3" on reverse. An in-the-firing line to surface line, extending partway through lower handle terminal. An in-the-firing contact mark to handle, including salt residue. A thin, tightly-sealed crack from rim, which becomes a faint hairline. This crack includes a second very faint line, which extends diagonally from it. H 8 1/2".

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