Fine and Very Rare att. Kemple Pottery (Ringoes, NJ) 18th century Stoneware Jug

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 58

Price Realized: $2,520.00

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

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Fine and Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Watch Spring Decoration, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1790, ovoid jug with tooled shoulder, ribbed handle, and flattened, semi-rounded spout, decorated around the shoulder with a slip-trailed design of conjoined watch springs forming a scrolled vine with leaves. Additional watch spring decoration emanating from the base of the handle. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals and spout. Includes antique wooden stopper. Provenance: From a long-term NJ collection. Literature: For related examples, see Goldberg, Warwick, and Warwick, "The Eighteenth-Century New Jersey Stoneware Potteries of Captain James Morgan and Kemple Family," Ceramics in America 2008. Excellent condition with small base chips, a small spout chip, some typical in-the-firing iron pings to surface, a very faint 1 3/8" glazed-over surface line to shoulder, and light overall staining to surface. H 12".

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