Very Fine Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar w/ Watchspring Design, Manhattan or Cheesequake, NJ, 18th century

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 55

Price Realized: $1,680.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine One-Gallon Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watch Spring Decoration, Manhattan, NY or Cheesequake, NJ, third quarter 18th century, ovoid jar with footed base, heavily-tooled shoulder, and open vertical handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a slip-trailed "watch spring" motif. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals with additional watch spring decoration emanating from the lower terminals. Excellent form with classic, early-period decoration. One handle reglued. A 3" fork-shaped hairline from rim. Three chips to exterior of rim, the largest measuring 1". Two in-the-firing contact marks to surface, each with adhered clay residue. Some minor surface lines to interior of rim, not visible on exterior. H 8 1/4".

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