Three Northeastern U.S. Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jugs, 19th century

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 479

Price Realized: $480.00

($400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Three Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jugs, Northeastern U.S. origin, 19th century, all of ovoid form, a one-gallon jug with brushed flower, attributed to the Bissett Pottery, Old Bridge, NJ, circa 1820; a four-gallon jug with drooping floral motif, NY State origin, circa 1830; and a one-gallon jug with foliate motif, Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1800. Provenance: The Estate of Susan H. Myers, author of Handcraft to Industry and former Smithsonian Curator of Ceramics and Glass. Bissett jug with base chips and typical, small in-the-firing flaws to surface. Four-gallon jug with in-the-firing contact mark to front, an in-the-firing 1 3/4" surface chip to shoulder, and a thin 1" crack to spout. Manhattan jug with section of handle restored, hairlines at base on side of jug, and an in-the-firing surface chip near base on front. H (of tallest) 16".

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