T.J. Henry / DSALA Sand Mountain, AL Stoneware Jug

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 27

Price Realized: $420.00

($350 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Bean Pot, Stamped "TJ HENRY / DS ALA," Sand Mountain, DeKalb County, AL origin, circa 1885, squat-shaped, cylindrical form with tapered shoulder and applied handle, the surface covered in a streaky brown alkaline glaze. Impressed at shoulder with the maker's mark of Thomas J. Henry, with "DS ALA" referring to Duck Springs, Alabama. Literature: For discussion on Henry and a photo of him in Confederate uniform, see Brackner, Alabama Folk Pottery, pp. 130-132. A 2 1/8" chipped section to rim with a 3 1/2" hairline descending from it. Two other small rim chips, one of which has a faint 2 1/2" line descending from it. A thin crack across underside, extending up body of pot to shoulder. Some shallow chipping to base, some or all of which occurred in the making. H 7 3/4".




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