Rare Alabama Stoneware Jar with Incised Combing

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 376

Price Realized: $1,920.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Combed Incising, AL origin, mid to late 19th century, cylindrical form with raised lug handles and flaring the base and rim, the surface covered in a streaky brown alkaline glaze. Heavy incised accents throughout, including wavy combed incising to the rim, wavy combed incising set between two straight incised lines at the shoulder and midsection, and straight combed incising at the base. Unusual form with prolific use of the region's desirable combed treatment. Provenance: Collection of Dr. John A. Burrison, Atlanta, GA; on loan to the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA since 1986. Very nice condition with a 1/2" filled rim chip, a 1" very faint line from rim, light surface wear to body, and a very shallow, colored 1/2" flake to one handle. H 8 5/8".

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