Unusual J.P. GRINSTEAD (Kentucky) Stoneware Jug

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 5

Price Realized: $960.00

($800 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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One-Gallon Stoneware Jug, Stamped "J.P. GRINSTEAD," Madison County, KY, circa 1850, ovoid jug with semi-squared rim, the surface covered in a salt glaze. The jug's maker, John Parker Grinstead (1810-1888), is listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Madison County, Kentucky, as a "Pot Molder and Preacher." He learned the potter's trade with his brother, Matthew, in Washington County, VA. A 1 1/4" chip to underside at edge. Other lesser base chips. A recessed stacker mark to shoulder, including a small piece of adhered clay. A 4 1/2" x 4" inverted fork-shaped line at base, emanating from a ping. A minor 1 1/8" Y-shaped line emanating from a tiny ping on front. An in-the-firing separation line to top of handle near upper terminal, not visible on underside. A minor in-the-firing chip to underside of handle.

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