Rare Ash-Glazed Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed "V I" att. Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 15

Price Realized: $2,400.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Early Five-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Stamped "V I," attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1836-1838, finely-potted, highly-ovoid jar with thin, semi-rounded rim and arched tab handles, the surface covered in a runny, ash-based alkaline glaze. Base impressed "V" with a horizontal bar above it. According to Philip Wingard's Ceramics in America 2013 article, "From Baltimore to the South Carolina Backcountry: Thomas Chandler's Influence on 19th-Century Stoneware," jars with this form, glaze, and impressed mark were made by Chandler early in his tenure in the Edgefield District of South Carolina, prior to the production of his well-known celadon-glazed stoneware. Wingard notes that such pieces were produced by Chandler at Pottersville and at a pre-Trapp and Chandler site, eleven years before Chandler established a partnership there with Reverend John Trapp. A 1 1/2" loss to one handle. A 3" line from rim. Three minor in-the-firing dents to bottom edge and a slightly-recessed spot to body of jar near base.

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