Rare and Important "Jacob Wareham / Frankstown Township / Huntingdon County (PA) / 1811" Redware Jar

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 158

Price Realized: $3,186.00

($2,700 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Glazed Redware Jar with Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration, Inscribed "Jacob Wareham / Frankstown Township / Huntingdon County / 1811", Huntingdon County, PA origin, 1811, squat-shaped, cylindrical jar with tall collar and combed sine-wave incising around the midsection and shoulder. Body profusely-decorated with alternating bands of copper, cream, and manganese slip. Shoulder decorated with a wavy band of cream-colored slip, below a band of manganese. Collar decorated with a single band of cream-colored slip. Exterior and interior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Underside features the elaborate inscription, "Jacob Wareham / Frankstown Township / Huntingdon County / 1811", in incised script. This jar, over two-hundred years in age, is the earliest dated piece of pottery from this Pennsylvania potting region that we are aware of. It is significant in its rarity and age, offering a glimpse at the style of pottery produced locally well before the famous Henry Glazier began producing stoneware. While rare and historically important, the jar also holds very strong decorative value in its appealing size and form and lavish use of three colors of slip. Wear and shallow chips to rim. Wear to edge of jar where angled shoulder meets body. Some expected light surface wear. H 4 1/4".

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