Monumental Crawford County, GA Stoneware Jar with Bold "Paint Rock" Glazing

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $14,400.00

($12,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Eight-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Bold "Paint Rock" Alkaline Glaze, attributed to James Long or John Becham, Crawford County, GA, circa 1840, thin-walled, ovoid jar with flared rim and arched lug handles, decorated with a streaky "paint rock" glaze featuring glossy blackish-brown and grayish gunmetal runs over a light-0live to brown ground. The variety of colors represented on this single piece is noteworthy. A masterwork of potting and glazing, this jar was made during an exceptionally early period of stoneware production in Crawford County, Georgia, with attributes of the work of James Long or John Becham. Coupled with its elegant potting and beautiful glaze is an imposing eight-gallon capacity, ranking it among the largest examples of antebellum stoneware known from this region. Literature: Illustrated on the back cover of Burrison, Brothers in Clay. Very nice condition. A very tight 9" crack from rim on one side. A very tight 5" hairline from rim on reverse. A 2 1/4" base flake and a 2 1/4" flake to underside at edge. A small chip to one handle. H 17 3/4".



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