Very Unusual att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Incised Bird Jug

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 112

Price Realized: $1,652.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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November 3, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird-and-Vine Motif, attributed to William Capron, Albany, NY, early 19th century, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird standing on stylized ground, feeding at a vine. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This jug is the first example of Capron stoneware that we have seen incorporating an incised vine into his classic bird motif. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced GA collection. A thin 2 1/2" crack from spout. An approximately 7" x 3 1/4" inverted T-shaped crack to front. A chip to front of spout. A small chip to top of spout, which appears to be in-the-firing. A faint 3 1/4" line extending vertically through left end of inverted T-shaped crack. A short, faint horizontal line to left of vine. A large, tight Y-shaped crack emanating from base on front, which also extends a short distance onto underside. A small in-the-firing base chip.


Very Unusual att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Incised Bird JugVery Unusual att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Incised Bird JugVery Unusual att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Incised Bird JugVery Unusual att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Incised Bird Jug

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