Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar attributed to Harry, Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC, c1840

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 54

Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Six-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, attributed to Harry at Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1839-1843, wide-mouthed, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, the surface covered in a gray-green alkaline glaze with heavier application to the shoulder. Shoulder incised with six punctates for six gallons, in the form of a horseshoe. Base impressed with a horseshoe or C stamp. This jar is strongly attributed to the enslaved African-American potter, Harry, who is listed in period documents as working at Pottersville circa 1839-1843 (see previous description). Provenance: A South Carolina private collection. Long restored cracks to body, including a sealed, but unpainted 5" crack to underside. A 1 1/4" in-the-firing chip to base. Heavy flakes to interior, stabilized with a sealant. H 16".



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