Very Rare Inscribed Dougherty County, Georgia Stoneware Jar, circa 1840

Fall 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 174

Estimate: $600-$1,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Very Rare Five-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Incised "Doorouhty(?) Count / Ga," Dougherty County, GA origin, circa 1840, stylishly-potted, highly-ovoid jar with narrow mouth, semi-rounded rim, and applied tab handles, the surface covered in a mottled olive alkaline glaze. Faintly incised in small letters below one handle, "Doorouhty(?) Count / Ga," presumably for Dougherty County, Georgia. The crude spelling, "Doorouhty," is likely the potter's phonetic spelling of the county name. Two very large, diagonally-incised slash marks also appear under the same handle. An incised slash mark also appears on top of the rim. Expressive form, remarkable condition, and highly unusual incised inscription indicating origin. Excellent, essentially as-made condition, a rarity in Southern alkaline-glazed stoneware. H 16 3/4".

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