Very Rare Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, Tennessee Redware Jug with Elaborate Manganese Decoration

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 146

Price Realized: $12,980.00

($11,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Great Road Glazed Redware Jug with Manganese Slash Decoration, attributed to the Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN, mid 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and narrow spout with rounded mouth, the surface profusely-decorated with bold, haphazard manganese slashes and covered in a clear lead glaze. The slash-decorated vessels of the Cain Pottery are rarely found and feature one of the most striking and distinctive slip treatments found on Southern-made redware. Provenance: Originally found in Sullivan County, TN. Glaze loss to body, handle, and mouth of spout, fairly typical of pieces from this region. H 10 1/4".

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