Very Rare Stoneware Jar Impressed "J.P.S.," attrib. John Poole Schermerhorn, Richmond, VA

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 83

Price Realized: $1,920.00

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

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Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Bold Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Stamped "J.P:S," attributed to John Poole Schermerhorn, Richmond, VA origin, circa 1811-1837, cylindrical jar with flattened rim and tapering to base and shoulder, decorated on the front with a large stylized tulip motif and on the reverse with two cobalt drapes. Underside impressed with "J.P:S" maker's mark. Among the most finely-decorated pieces bearing this elusive stamp known, featuring extraordinary color. Provenance: Recently surfaced in West Virginia. Literature: For a related jar, see Russ and Schermerhorn, "Rocketts' Red Glare: John P. Schermerhorn and the Early Richmond-Area Stoneware Industry," Ceramics in America 2005, fig.67. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some minor firing flaws, including some minor bubbling to the cobalt. H 10 3/8".

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