Fine One-Gallon PAUL : CUSHMANS Stoneware Jar

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 19

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

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Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "PAUL : CUSHMANS," Albany, NY, circa 1810, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, footed base, and applied lug handles, the front featuring the coggled maker's mark, "PAUL : CUSHMANS," brushed over in cobalt slip. Reverse decorated with a finely-brushed floral motif featuring a three-petaled blossom. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A finely-potted and elegantly-decorated example. Relatively few Cushman pieces with brushed cobalt decoration of this quality are known. Exhibited: "Paul Cushman: The Work and World of an Early 19th Century Albany Potter," Albany Institute of Art, Jan. 20 - May 27, 2007. Literature: Illustrated in exhibit catalog of the above, p. 121, fig. 46. Excellent condition with two minor nicks to interior of rim and some in-the-firing flaws as follows: A 7/8" in-the-firing base chip, which is partially glazed-over. A 1" glazed-over iron ping above to far right side of jar's front. Some additional, typical firing flaws to surface. H 10 1/4".



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