Exceedingly Rare D. MORGAN / N. YORK Jar (David Morgan, Lower East Side, late 18th / early 19th century)

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 62

Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $4,250. 

Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Decoration, Stamped "D. MORGAN / N. YORK," David Morgan, Corlears Hook, Manhattan, NY, circa 1800, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and open loop handles, decorated on the front and reverse with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape-and-tassel motif in the manner of Corlears Hook contemporary, Thomas Commeraw. Impressed on the front with the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark, "D. MORGAN / N. YORK." Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Signed David Morgan stoneware of any kind is considered very rare. When found, his marked ware typically reads, "DAVID MORGAN / NEW YORK," and is decorated with a descending series of impressed swags with heart-shaped tassels interspersed. Pieces bearing this earlier stamp and decoration are considered exceptionally rare, with only a few surviving examples known. Closely-related to a David Morgan jar sold in Crocker Farm's April 9, 2021 auction, lot 81. Flakes to surface, primarily on front. Rim chips, including a 1 3/8" in-the-firing chip/iron ping to rim. An inverted 3 1/2" Y-shaped surface line on front, not visible on interior. A shallow 2" flake to underside at edge. Other small flakes to underside. Two small, glazed-over base chips and a few minor post-firing base chips. H 12 3/4".

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