Rare Numbered Redware Apothecary Jar (40), attrib. Nathaniel Seymour, East Hartford

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 406

Price Realized: $708.00

($600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Slip-Decorated Redware Apothecary Jar with Lid, Inscribed "40", attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, East Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and slightly-flared rim, the front inscribed in yellow slip with the number, "40", the surface covered in a lead glaze over an orange ground. Includes fitting redware lid with daubed manganese decoration under a clear lead glaze. Provenance: Ex-Michael Whittemore; Ex-Lewis Scranton. Wear to rim and inner rim for lid. Otherwise excellent condition with a tiny flake to shoulder and minor surface wear. Lid with a 2 1/4" flake to underside at edge, as well as glaze flakes to knob and some shallow chipping to edge. H (excluding lid) 8 1/8".

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