Rare Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Sun Face, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ or Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 66

Estimate: $600-$1,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Sun Face Decoration, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ or Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY, early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted medallion featuring a sun with large face at the center. Brushed cobalt slip surrounds the sun motif and highlights the facial features of the design. This jar is the first that we have offered with the sun face decorated in this manner. Additional cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection. Rim and base chips. A surface flake above one impressed medallion. In-the-firing pings and lines to base area. H 10 3/8".

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