Rare Stoneware Snake Doorstop, probably Jane Lew, West Virginia

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 143

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Possibly Unique Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Snake Doorstop, probably Jane Lew, WV origin, fourth quarter 19th century, hand-modeled figure of a coiled snake with wavy tail and raised head featuring round eyes and incised, slightly-open mouth. Original red paint to eyes and mouth. The in-the-firing pitting to the heavy Albany slip glaze as well as the color of the unglazed clay on the underside of the snake indicates it was likely produced in Jane Lew, WV. Provenance: Ex-Clark Garrett Collection. A firing crack to interior edge of snake's body. Minor firing fissures to underside. A 1 1/4" in-the-firing loss to end of tail. H 4 1/8" ; L 6 7/8".

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