Very Rare Paul Cushman (Albany, NY) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird Decoration, c1810

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 291

Price Realized: $1,320.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped "PAUL : CUSHMANS," Albany, NY, circa 1810, highly-ovoid jug with delicately-potted, heavily-tooled spout, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a long-necked bird with striped tail. Stamped below with coggled "PAUL : CUSHMANS" mark, used at the Albany, New York pottery owned by merchant, Paul Cushman. This jug is one of a small number of signed pieces from this pottery known featuring an incised bird decoration. Wide, sealed crack extending from shoulder of jug to underside. A thin Y-shaped line to underside. A large, 2 1/2" in-the-firing loss to bottom edge. Additional heavy chipping to base. A small chip bottom edge of spout. In-the-firing pings to surface. H 16".

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