Rare attrib. New Ulm, Minnesota Stoneware Stag Mug

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 55

Price Realized: $1,298.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Cup with Applied Stag Head, attributed to New Ulm, MN, circa 1870-1890, wheel-thrown cup with stepped pedestal base and applied handle, decorated with a molded, applied, and cobalt-highlighted stag's head, over a white-slip-coated surface. Cobalt stripes to handle. Albany-slip-glazed interior. Surface covered in a clear salt glaze. Highly unusual form and decoration. A closely-related example with applied stag head, sold as lot 331 in November 3, 2011, is incised "New Ulm Jaeger Club", leading to a firm attribution to New Ulm, MN. Excellent condition with a tiny nick to rim on reverse and a tight 1 1/2" line from rim. An old white paint drip on interior. H 4 7/8".

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