Exceptional Bristol County, MA Redware Jug

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 68

Price Realized: $2,596.00

($2,200 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Glazed Redware Jug, Bristol County, MA origin, late 18th or early 19th century, delicately-potted, highly-ovoid jug with footed base and ribbed strap handle, the surface decorated with splashed manganese under a lead-based glaze. Outstanding condition and superb color, displaying mottled hues of green, yellow, orange, and red throughout. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced New England collection assembled decades ago. Old pen inscription on underside reads ('GREAT SHAPE + GLAZE' ...) 1820's PROBABLY CONN. OR MASS. / 'WHISKEY' OR CIDER JUG." Excellent condition with minor wear to spout and surface. H 6 1/2".

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