Extremely Rare FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF JERSEY CITY New Jersey Ironstone Hound-Handled Pitcher

Fall 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 102

Price Realized: $660.00

($550 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Ironstone Hunt Scene Presentation Pitcher, Inscribed "*FIRST.NATIONAL.BANK.OF.JERSEY.CITY*," Dated 1864, probably NJ origin, 1864, molded, hound-handled pitcher with relief decoration of hounds overtaking a stag and boar, the shoulder featuring the applied blue-clay inscription, "*FIRST.NATIONAL.BANK.OF.JERSEY.CITY*." Cobalt highlights to eyes and collar of hound handle. Front with blue cold-painted date, "1864." Made for the First National Bank of Jersey City, presumably for its opening in April of 1864, this pitcher is among the most heavily-inscribed pitchers of its kind that we have seen. The pitcher's striking blue-on-white color scheme, coupled with the fact that it was made for a historic business and not an individual, add to its rarity and appeal. Base chips. Two spout chips and wear to edge of spout. Two 3/4" surface lines to interior of rim. Some staining. Wear to painted date. A faint vertical line along seam on front. H 10".

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