Fine att. William Capron, Albany, NY Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Bird and Floral Decoration, c1800-1805

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 10

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

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Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Bird and Floral Decoration, attributed to the William Capron Pottery, Albany, NY, circa 1800-1805, ovoid jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, and applied lug handles, the front decorated with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird perched on a leaf, the reverse with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral motif related to the Manhattan style. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. The intense color of the cobalt slip on this example is noteworthy. Provenance: New York Historical Society, New York, New York; Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman. Heavy chipping to base. A 2 1/8" area of kiln residue to reverse. Rim chips, including a shallow 1 7/8" rim chip to reverse. Two very short lines to rim. A minor 2 1/2" in-the-firing surface line to interior of rim, not visible on exterior. Staining to surface. H 14 3/8".

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