David Drake Stoneware Jar Inscribed "Lm," Edgefield District, SC, c1855

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $4,000. 

Five-Gallon Akaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Inscribed "Lm," Dave at Lewis Miles' Stony Bluff Manufactory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1855, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim and arched lug handles, the shoulder deeply-incised with the initials, "Lm," and an X. Surface covered in a mottled alkaline glaze featuring olive-green coloration with orange spotting over much of surface and matte light-brown coloration to the left side. A 3/4" hole on side of jar, forming a larger flake on interior. One handle with a 1 7/8" chip, a small chip, and a minor nick. Three minor chips to bottom edge of rim. A thin 7 1/2" crack from rim. Some light scattered flakes to surface. Exfoliation to interior. Two short hairlines at base. H 14".

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