Rare D. BRANNAN, Oakland, CA Stoneware Jar

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 455

Price Realized: $324.50

($275 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Brown Slip Decoration, Stamped "D. BRANNAN", Oakland, CA, circa 1880, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder and flared rim, the surface covered in a salt glaze and decorated with a reddish-brown slip brush stroke over the maker's mark. While very little has been published on the history California salt-glazed stoneware, Daniel Brannan, a New York-born potter, is a great example of someone who took his eastern training and helped plant the stoneware craft on the West Coast. An 1862 newspaper item establishes his presence in the San Antonio section of what is now Oakland in that year, and he would remain there into the 1880's. A very rare example, with great ties to the history of California's settlement and development. Some wear to rim. Some light scuffs to surface. A 1/2" shallow chip to underside at edge.


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