Very Unusual Southern Multi-Colored Redware Jar, probably West Virginia

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 15

Price Realized: $2,714.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Glazed Redware Jar with Two-Color Slip Decoration, probably Southern origin, possibly VA (now WV), second quarter 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, semi-rounded rim, and wavy incised combing around the shoulder, the lead-glazed surface decorated with vertical runs of yellow slip, overlain with brushed stripes of manganese slip. Imaginative and highly unusual glaze treatment and the first jar of this specific style that we have seen. Provenance: Descended in the family of Joseph H. Bedinger (1787-1871) of Hanging Rock, Hampshire County, VA (now WV), ultimately residing with his great-great-grandson, Floyd Stickley, of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV. A BB hole to shoulder. Rim chips. A tight, approximately 4 1/2" crack from rim. Glazed surface survives in generally excellent condition. H 10".

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