Rare Six-Gallon Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY Stoneware Advertising Jar with Double-Bird Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 171

Price Realized: $1,920.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Six-Gallon Williamsburgh (Brooklyn), NY Stoneware Advertising Jar with Cobalt Double-Bird Decoration, probably Cornelius Vaupel, Wiliamsburgh, NY, circa 1878-1894, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of two crested bird perched in the crook of a tree branch. Impressed above with the advertising, "FROM / WISEMANS / CHINA HALL / WILLIAMSBURGH." Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Among the finer New York City advertising jars that we have ever offered, this jar features excellent decoration, prodigious size, and appealing "CHINA HALL" advertising that offers insight into the retail marketing of stoneware. It was likely made by local potter, Cornelius Vaupel. Jar includes an associated Albany-slip-glazed churn lid, not original to the piece. Crazing to underside, partially visible as glazed-over line on interior base. A tiny chip to shoulder molding. 1 5/8" rim chip on reverse. A small chip and tiny nick to top of rim. Shallow chips and wear throughout inner rim for lid. A chip to one handle. Minor wear to area of cobalt and a small in-the-firing surface chip to decoration on front. Some light staining to bottom half of jar. Chips and wear to churn lid. H 16 1/4".

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