Lot of Two: Iron-Oxide Dipped Stoneware Jars incl. John Swann, Alexandria, VA Example

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 216

Price Realized: $270.00

($225 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Two Iron-Decorated Stoneware Jars, American, early 19th century, both of ovoid form with applied tab handles and dipped iron-oxide decoration; a one-gallon example, attributed to John Swann, Alexandria, VA, circa 1810, and a two-gallon example impressed on the front and reverse with an unknown two-gallon capacity mark. Provenance: Suzita Cecil Myers Collection. One-gallon jar with a small rim chip, a 7/8" chip to one handle, two small chips to opposite handle, base chips, and water glass staining to exterior. Other jar with a 3 1/4" restored section to rim, base chips, two small chips to one handle, a firing crack to end of same handle, a small chip to opposite handle, and water glass staining to exterior. H (of one-gallon jar) 9 1/2".

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