Extremely Rare H. & G. NASH / UTICA Stoneware Jar w/ Man-Smoking-Pipe Decoration

Fall 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Profile of a Man Smoking a Pipe, Stamped "H. & G. NASH / UTICA," Henry and George Nash, Utica, NY, circa 1832-1837, highly-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed design of a man's face in profile with wavy hair, blushing cheek, and goatee, the goatee holding the figure's smoking pipe in place. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Pieces bearing this maker's mark are considered unusual and, when found, are typically decorated with simplistic floral motifs. This jar's figural decoration ranks it among the finest examples of Nash family stoneware known. Excellent condition with a few minor rim chips, two minor chips to inner rim for lid, some in-the-firing surface fissures to reverse, which are glazed over, and staining to base.

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