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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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.

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