Rare Midwestern Stoneware Jar w/ Inscribed Hymn Lyrics: "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy"

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 267

Price Realized: $2,520.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Hymnal Jar, Ohio origin, early to mid 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and flattened rim, incised around the midsection with the script inscription, "Come ye sinners Poor and need[y] weak and woundeded (sic) sick and sore Jeses (sic) redy (sic) stand to save you full of pity love and power he is abel (sic) he is willing doubt no more." These words, incised while the pot was turned over, are taken from the 1759 hymn, "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy," by Joseph Hart, which references the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 11, verses 28-30. Two groups of tight spider cracks to body. A minor nick to interior of rim.

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