Rare David Hartzog ("DH"), Vale, Lincoln County, NC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 75

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500  A Note About Estimates

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped "DH", David Hartzog, Vale, NC, circa 1840, ovoid jug with finely-tooled spout and ribbed handle, the surface covered in a mottled olive-green alkaline glaze. Impressed near base on front with the maker's mark, "DH", used by early Catawba Valley potter, David Hartzog. Hartzog's son, Daniel Hartsoe, also employed a "DH" maker's mark to sign his ware, impressed in a different font at the shoulder of his pieces. The "DH" mark on this jug, however, matches the font seen on the iconic "DAVID HARTZOG HIS MAKE" jug in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. Exceptional size and elegant form, featuring an unusual combination of tooling at the mouth and base of the spout. Produced by one of the region's earliest alkaline-glazed stoneware manufacturers. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 8 1/2".

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