Extremely Rare G. W. BEDSAUL, Piper's Gap, VA Stoneware Jar

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 219

Price Realized: $1,020.00

($850 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Incised "G.W. BEDSAUL," George Washington Bedsaul, Piper's Gap, Carroll County, VA, circa 1880, ovoid jar with distinctive angled rim, two rows of scalloped incising to shoulder, and incised banding to midsection, incised across body with the large signature, "G.W. BEDSAUL." Incised "H" to shoulder. Impressed initials, possibly reading "UI" on top of rim. The first example of stoneware made by this potter that we have offered. One base chip. Wear to rim. Light surface wear. Despite the crudeness of the incised signature and lack of salt glazing in the incising, a close inspection indicates the potter's name was definitely incised prior to the jar's firing. H 9 1/8".

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