Very Rare Open-Handled Redware Lidded Jar Dated 1852 in Relief, att. Thorn Pottery, Crosswicks, New Jersey

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 62

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Manganese-Glazed Redware Jar with Lid, Dated 1852 in Relief, attributed to the Thorn Pottery, Crosswicks, NJ, 1852, approximately four-gallon ovoid jar with ribbed strap handles and the applied date "1852" on the front. Surface coated in a dark-brown, lead-and-manganese glaze. Includes original lead-and-manganese-glazed lid with unuusal crimped edge. Literature: For a similar example, see Branin, The Early Makers of Handcrafted Earthenware and Stoneware in Central and Southern New Jersey, p. 111. Base chips, rim chips, wear to applied date, wear to handles, and two horizontal cracks in one handle. A 5" crack from rim on front and 6" crack from rim on reverse. Lid with wear to edges and knob and chips to flange on underside. H (including lid) 14 1/4".

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