Unusual "MORGANS / AURORA" Aurora, NY Stoneware Advertising Jar att. Cortland, NY

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 395

Price Realized: $1,003.00

($850 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "MORGANS / AURORA", attributed to Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith, Cortland, NY, circa 1867-1869, cylindrical jar with flared collar, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed design of a flowering plant bearing three blossoms. Shoulder impressed with the cobalt-highlighted mark, "MORGANS / AURORA", within a wavy slip-trailed border. Includes original salt-glazed lid. This jar was likely made for Aurora, NY resident, Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan (1806-1881), co-founder of The New York Times and American Express, whose stone mansion is currently used as an inn. Jar in excellent condition with light wear to inner rim for lid. Lid with a 1 3/4" line and small in-the-firing flake to knob. H (of jar) 8 3/4".

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