Exceptional DAVID MORGAN / NEW YORK Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Swag and Heart Designs

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 174

Price Realized: $19,200.00

($16,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Drape-and-Heart Motif, Stamped "DAVID MORGAN / NEW YORK," Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1800, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and open loop handles, elaborately-decorated on the front and reverse with impressed and cobalt-highlighted drape and heart-shaped tassel motifs. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. This jar features the most extensive impressed decoration of any David Morgan piece that we have seen, using a total of sixteen swags and twenty-one hearts. An X-shaped crack on underside, which includes a Y-shaped crack that extends 7" up front of jar, a 6" tight spider crack that extends up left side of jar, and a 1" tight crack to base on front. The X-shaped crack on underside includes a filled 2 3/4" sliver on underside, which forms a small filled hole on the interior. A 1 1/2" hairline from rim. A few minor rim chips. H 13".

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