Rare Northeastern American Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Decoration, early 19th century

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 297

Price Realized: $270.00

($225 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, early 19th century, ovoid jar with tall collar and open loop handles, the shoulder decorated with wide combed incising overlain with impressed, stylized floral medallions featuring embossed circles. Cobalt highlights to impressed decoration and handle terminals, applied over a slip-coated surface. Fired without slip on interior. The only example of stoneware of this specific style of decoration that we have seen, presumably from an unidentified, short-lived pottery in the Northeastern U.S. Restoration to cracks(?) on underside, including some coloring to cracks at base of jar. An additional, tight 5 1/2" vertical crack emanating from base. H 11 1/2".

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