Extremely Rare Stoneware Pitcher, probably New Jersey origin

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 129

Price Realized: $1,298.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher with Impressed Floral Motif, probably NJ origin, first quarter 19th century, approximately one-and-a-half-gallon, ovoid pitcher with footed base and narrow collar with heavily-combed incising, the front decorated with a stylized, brushed design of a flower with impressed blossom. Shoulder embellished with dentile coggling. Heavy cobalt highlights surrounding collar. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Wonderful form, based on English stoneware of the period. While the origin of this pitcher cannot be confirmed, its brushed floral decoration, related to Bissett family stoneware, and use of an impressed floral device, a technique employed by potters an Old Bridge, NJ and by Xerxes Price in Sayreville, NJ, suggest it was made in that state. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced NJ collection. A 1" base chip, primarily visible when pitcher is turned over. Otherwise excellent condition. H 12".

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