Rare C. CROLIUS / MANHATTAN WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Decoration

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 46

Estimate: $800-$1,200.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $475. 
(With 20% buyer's premium: $570.)

Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Foliate Decoration, Stamped "C. CROLIUS, / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK.," early 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and open loop handles, decorated on the reverse with an incised and cobalt-highlighted foliate motif featuring scalloped leaves. Front decorated with a smaller incised flourish below the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark of Clarkson Crolius, Sr. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. The use of incised decoration on both sides is uncommon in Crolius's work. Exfoliation to surface. A 7/8" x 7/8" rim chip above handle. Shallow chipping around base. In-the-firing iron pings to surface. H 11".

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