East Tennessee Stoneware Pitcher with Sine Wave Decoration

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 147

Price Realized: $1,062.00

($900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Sine Wave Decoration, Eastern TN origin, possibly Mort Family, Jefferson County, circa 1860, slender-bodied pitcher of ovoid form with flared collar and thin strap handle, decorated around the upper half with straight and wavy incised lines. Surface covered in a reddish-brown slip and covered in a light salt glaze. Impressed with a distinctive two-gallon capacity mark under handle, featuring a raised-face number and rectangular, sawtoothed border. A delicately-potted example. A restored 2 3/4" line descending from far right edge of spout. Some restoration to left side of rim. A small base chip.




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