Outstanding JBL (Jesse Bradford Long), Crawford County, GA Large Spouted Stoneware Jar

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 203

Price Realized: $4,130.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Large-Sized Spouted Stoneware Jar with Lid, Stamped "JBL", Jesse Bradford Long, Crawford County, GA, circa 1860, finely-potted ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, flared collar with spout, and two open handles at the shoulder, the surface covered in a brown glaze. Impressed on top of one handle with the initials, "JBL", for Crawford County, GA potter, Jesse Bradford Long. Includes original brown-glazed lid with thick form and original carved edge to fit the jar. According to John Burrison's Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture, Long, who was in his fifties when the Civil War broke out, served as a home guard captain and produced chamberpots and other wares for Confederate hospitals. Exceptional size and form, with rare inclusion of its lid. Excellent condition with a sealed hairline from spout, extending several inches to the left and right around the base of the rim. Lid in excellent, essentially as-made condition. H (including lid) 19 3/4".

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