Very Rare FORT EDWARD STONEWARE CO. New York Stoneware "Ghost" Scene Jug

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 220

Price Realized: $4,800.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt "Ghost " and Bird-in-Tree Decorations, Stamped "FORT EDWARD STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, N.Y.," A.K. Haxstun & Co, Fort Edward, NY, circa 1875-1882, cylindrical jug with tooled spout, decorated with an imaginative slip-trailed design of a tree with two birds and the profile of a walking man or ghost created within the negative space of the tree's trunk. An incised line delineates the form of the man's legs and an incised punctate forms his eye. Slip-trailed ground cover appears below. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. This jug is the only example of Fort Edward stoneware that we have seen bearing this design. Literature: Illustrated in Ketchum, American Stoneware, p. 69. Provenance: Ex-Collection Dr. Steven B. Leder. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some minor, in-the-firing lines to upper handle terminal, which are glazed over.

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