Four Stoneware Oyster Jars, probably Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century.

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 242

Price Realized: $1,560.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Four Early Stoneware Oyster Jars, probably Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century, all of similar cylindrical form; two narrow salt-glazed examples, probably Thomas Commeraw, Corlears Hook, Manhattan, NY; a large salt-glazed example, possibly over a brown slip, possibly Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY; and an Albany-slip-glazed example, possibly Clarkson Crolius, Sr., Manhattan, NY. Provenance: Recovered on the Northern coast of South America, a region where a number of attributed Commeraw oyster jars with impressed advertising have been found. Smallest with large losses to interior of rim, a crack from rim, and chips. Two narrow, salt-glazed jars with chips. Largest with surface wear throughout and a small chip to interior of rim. H (of smallest) 5 1/8".

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