Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 86

Price Realized: $2,520.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE", Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century, ovoid jug with footed base and tooled spout, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel design resembling three clamshells. Impressed below with the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark, "COMMERAWS / STONEWARE". Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Interior partially filled with solidified 19th century molasses. Provenance: A South Carolina private collection. An in-the-firing, glazed-over chip to spout. Some in-the-firing flaws to surface, including a 7/8" piece of adhered clay to reverse and a 1" in-the-firing contact mark / chip to reverse. In-the-firing clay separations to surface on underside. A minor base chip. H 14 1/4".

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