Rare and Fine Eastern PA Lidded Redware Jar w/ Ornamental Handles and Three-Color Glaze

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 181

Price Realized: $4,500.00

($3,750 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Lidded Redware Jar with Ornamental Handles and Three-Color Glaze, Eastern Pennsylvania origin, mid 19th century, semi-ovoid jar with tooled banding throughout, the handles embellished with heavy crosshatched scoring and applied clay acorn terminals. Original domed lid with incised circular banding and raised strap handle embellished with diagonal scoring and applied acorn terminals. Surfaces of jar and lid are strikingly-decorated with daubs of copper and manganese over yellow slip and covered in a clear lead glaze. We are aware of only two other jars of this specific form, a stripe-and-spot-decorated example offered by David Wheatcroft in 2004 and a spot-decorated example sold by Crocker Farm, Inc., lot 197, July 16, 2016. Provenance: Recently surfaced in Florida. Jar with large glaze flakes to base area, shallow chips around base, and wear to handles and rim. Lid with a small glaze flake to top, some light wear to handle and a small chip to handle. H (excluding lid) 6" ; H (including lid) 8".

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