Monumental David Drake Stoneware Jar (approximately 11 Gallons)

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 12

Estimate: $2,500-$4,500.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $8,000. 

Monumental Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, attributed to David Drake at Lewis Miles' Stony Bluff Manufactory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1855, broad-bodied, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim, and large, flattened lug handles. Surface covered in an incomplete olive-colored alkaline glaze. Classic David Drake form of exceptional size, measuring approximately eleven gallons. Two large rim chips. A 9 1/2" crack from rim, descending through a large in-the-firing surface flake. An additional 1 1/2" crack from rim on same side. Smaller surface flakes to opposite side. A long, horizontal surface crack at base, which occurred in the firing, does not extend through to interior, and includes a 5 1/2" diagonal surface line ascending from it, also not visible on interior. One handle with two large chips and a few small chips. A shallow flake to end of opposite handle. H 17 1/2".

Important Note: This object was originally catalogued as being of a 15-gallon size. Exact measurements place it closer to 11 gallons.

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