Unusual Stoneware Jar Marked FLETCHER

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 128

Price Realized: $118.00

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

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Unusual Salt-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Stamped "FLETCHER," possibly Southern or Midwestern U.S., 19th century, stylishly-potted, ovoid jar with thin-walled construction, tooled shoulder, and narrow opening, the surface covered in a light salt glaze. Underside impressed with the large maker's mark, "FLETCHER." Approximately one-half-gallon to three-quarts in capacity. No record of a potter named Fletcher connected to this jar has been found. The vessel exhibits potting somewhat reminiscent of the work of the Vestal family of Washington County, Virginia as well as some potters from Tennessee. Its iron-rich clay suggests a Southern or Midwestern origin. A shallow, in-the-firing rim chip, which is glazed over. Two small rim nicks. Exfoliation to interior base. A large, inverted U-shaped surface line to body, not visible on interior. Some light surface wear. H 8 1/4".

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