Important 18th Century Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Chattered Decoration

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 119

Price Realized: $767.00

($650 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Important and Very Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jug with Chattered Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, second or third quarter 18th century, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and spout, the shoulder further decorated with deeply-scored chattering marks. Among the earliest examples of American salt-glazed stoneware that we have ever offered, made during the first several decades of stoneware production in Manhattan. Literature: For related chattered decorations on Crolius and Remmey sherds excavated at the Africal Burial Ground in Manhattan, NY, see Janowitz, New York City Stonewares from the African Burial Ground, Ceramics in America 2008, figs. 36-41. Base chips. Hairlines to underside. A thin spider crack extending several inches up front of jug, touching a small ping. A glazed-over iron ping near base. In-the-firing lines to underside, one of which continues onto base as a glazed-over 1 1/8" line. H 8".

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