Very Rare Herbertsville, New Jersey "WINE" Jug w/ Incised Bird Scene

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 301

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000  A Note About Estimates

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Pinched Spout and Incised Bird-on-Fence Motif, Incised "WINE", Herbertsville, NJ origin, circa 1825, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder and narrow, pinched spout, the surface covered in a reddish-brown iron-oxide wash, the front decorated with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted bird holding a leaf in its beak, perched on a fence. Excellent feather detail to wing and tail. Interior coated in a heavier iron-oxide slip. This jug's cruet-like pouring spout, incised fence below the bird, and its inscription for the jug's contents, are all noteworthy details of this newly-discovered work. The reddish-brown body of the jug indicates it was probably coated in an iron-oxide wash prior to being decorated and fired, an unusual treatment. Provenance: Recently found in Maryland. Missing handle. Small spout chips. A chip on underside with cracks extending from it, forming a spider crack at base. Light surface wear around midsection.


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