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

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 11

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500.  A Note About Estimates

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Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Bird and Floral Decoration, Albany, NY origin, early 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and applied lug handles, decorated on the front with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird perched on a wreath. Reverse decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral motif in the Manhattan style, depicting two open-centered blossoms resembling wisteria. Earlier works with distinctive handle construction, decorated by the same hand as this jar, have been attributed to Albany's William Capron pottery. CONDITION UPDATE: A thin, approximately 7” Y-shaped crack on right side of jar below handle. Some spots of staining. A 1 5/8" in-the-firing base chip. A very shallow 1 1/8" chip to top of rim. A minor chip and tiny in-the-firing nick to interior of rim. H 13 3/4".

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