"James Moraux / Choice Butter" Stoneware Bowl by Fulper, Flemington, NJ

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 395

Estimate: $200-$400.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $425. 

Unusual Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bowl, Inscribed "James Moraux / Choice Butter," attributed to the Fulper Pottery, Flemington, NJ, circa 1885, tapered bowl with semi-squared rim, featuring the slip-trailed cobalt inscription, "Choice Butter." James "Mouraux" was very probably the James Moreau of Freehold, NJ who throughout the 1880's operated a farm and subsequently a well-advertised hardware store--from the fall of 1890 until his death the following May. It could have been in either of these contexts that Moreau sold his butter. Two vertical cracks to base area on reverse. A 3 1/2" crack from rim on side of bowl. A minor rim chip and tiny rim nick. Two in-the-firing chips to bottom edge. H 4 3/8" ; Diam. 8".

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