Rare attrib. Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Stoneware Churn

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 77

Price Realized: $1,080.00

($900 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Three-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Churn, attributed to Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC, circa 1880, ovoid jar with flared collar, inner rim for lid, and ornamental handles with distinctive impressed embellishments, the surface covered in a drippy, light-green alkaline glaze. The distinctive form and handle construction of this vessel leads to a firm attribution to Isaac Gay. Rim chips. A 3/4" chip and wear to one handle. Wear to edge of opposite handle. A tight surface line across underside, not visible on interior and possibly in-the-firing. Some small, in-the-firing surface fissures to shoulder, which are glazed over and not visible on interior. H 15 1/2".

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