Extremely Rare "Tippecanoe / 1840" Stoneware Political Jar, Selby & Sanderson / Poughkeepsie, NY

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 40

Price Realized: $1,560.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Political Jar with Cobalt Inscription, "Tippecanoe / 1840," Stamped "SELBY & SANDERSON / PO,KEEPSIE N Y," 1840, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, narrow mouth, and applied lug handles, featuring the brushed cobalt inscription, "Tippecanoe / 1840," underscored with a flourish and freehand "2." A horizontally-incised line runs through the word, "Tippecanoe," with incised cross emanating from it. The inscription references 1840 U.S. presidential candidate for the Whig Party, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), who won the election with future president, John Tyler (1790-1862), as his running mate. Harrison earned the nickname, Tippecanoe, after his victory over Native American forces while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory during the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" became the ticket's campaign slogan and a popular song was created from it. This jar is noteworthy as relatively few examples of politically-inscribed stoneware are known, this example featuring one of the most memorable 19th century campaign slogans as well as a rare Poughkeepsie maker's mark. Provenance: Recently discovered in New England. A 4" line to underside, extending 4 1/4" up front of jar. Small chips to interior of rim and inner rim for lid. Some fry to cobalt. A minor, glazed-over handle chip. H 13".

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