Exceptional Spotted Redware Jar w/ Lid attrib. Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, c1820-40

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 160

Estimate: $3,000-$5,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $13,000.

Exceptional Lidded Redware Canning Jar with Profuse Spotted Slip Decoration, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1820-1840, cylindrical jar with incised banding, rounded shoulder, and narrow opening, decorated throughout with applied manganese and yellow spots under a clear lead glaze. Original domed lid with pointed finial decorated with yellow spots under a clear lead glaze. A wonderfully-decorated work, which amazingly retains its original lid. A highly important Morgantown pitcher with related spot decoration is among the most outstanding examples of American redware housed in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Literature: For related works, see Horvath and Duez, "The Potters and Pottery of Morgan's Town, Virginia: The Earthenware Years, Circa 1796-1854," Ceramics in America 2004. Provenance: From a recently surfaced CA collection. Small base chips. Losses to slip. Wear to edge of shoulder. Wear and three chips to rim. Chips to lid and minor wear to tip of lid's finial. H (including lid) 8 1/4".

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