Rare attrib. Adam States, Manhattan or Greenwich, CT 1/4 Gal. Stoneware Jug, mid 18th century

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 57

Price Realized: $1,920.00

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

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Rare Quart-Sized Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug, attributed to Adam States, Sr., Manhattan, NY or Greenwich, CT, mid 18th century, ovoid jug with tooled spout and ribbed handle, decorated with a slip-trailed design of X's and spots flanking two vertical wavy lines. Crude cobalt application to handle terminals. The spout construction, color, and use of simplistic, dark-cobalt slip decoration, are all consistent with the work of Adam States, Sr., who trained well-known Greenwich, Connecticut potter, Abraham Mead. Provenance: Recently surfaced in a long-term NJ collection. Light circumferential wear to midsection. Very minor spout wear. A minor in-the-firing fissure to underside. H 8 1/4".

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