Extremely Rare and Important Thomas M. Jackson (New York City) Stoneware Oyster Jar

World Auction Record, American Stoneware Oyster Jar

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 241

Price Realized: $12,000.00

($10,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Oyster Jar, Stamped "THOMAS,M,JACKSON / 47,HOWARD,ST / NEW YORK," probably Brooklyn, NY origin, circa 1830's, cylindrical jar with tapered shoulder and narrow mouth, impressed with advertising for the African-American oysterman, Thomas Jackson. Surface covered in a metallic Albany slip over a reddish ground. Jackson, like Thomas Downing, was a prominent African-American restaurateur, well-regarded and known throughout New York City. The only oyster jar bearing this stamp that we have seen. One chip to side of rim, a small in-the-firing contact mark to right side of jar, and some other minor wear. H 7".

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