Outstanding Ohio Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Incised / Impressed Designs incl. Horse, Tree and Woman Motifs

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 270

Price Realized: $4,500.00

($3,750 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Figural Decorations, OH origin, circa 1840, ovoid jug with semi-squared spout molding, decorated on one side with an incised design of a standing woman with well-detailed dress and hands placed on her hips. The initials, "UFF," with the "U" impressed upside-down appear to the right of the figure. An additional impressed circular design of U's and F's appears further around the jug's shoulder. Also incised is a simplistic profile of a man's face, a smaller design of a woman or girl that was partially scratched away by the potter prior to firing, a large tree including impressed U's and F's, and a standing horse with saddle. A three-gallon capacity mark appears below the spout. Underside with old, partially legible crayon inscription stating that the jug was bought in Ohio. An excellent example of Midwestern incised decoration with a strong folk aesthetic. Very nice condition with a 3/4" spout chip and some small in-the-firing surface flaws. H 16 1/4".




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