Very Unusual Redware Stump Form Tobacco Jar, circa 1885

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 105

Price Realized: $300.00

($250 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Glazed Rustic Redware Tobacco Jar, American or possibly English, circa 1885, wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with crimped and coggled rim, applied branches and knots to surface, and applied bark-like foot, the surface embellished with heavy strokes of incising. Original domed lid with coggled edge, unusual recessed finial, and applied branches and knots, the surface heavily-incised to match the jar. Surfaces of jar and lid covered in yellowish slip, the jar further decorated with copper and manganese, the lid further decorated with manganese, all applied under a clear lead glaze. Underside of jar incised "2." Jar with a small chip to crimping of rim and some additional light wear to surface. Lid with some restoration to edge and some small unrestored chips to flange on underside. H (including lid) 8 1/2".

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