Very Rare A.E. SPENCER (Portage County, Ohio) Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt and Manganese Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 256

Price Realized: $420.00

($350 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt and Manganese Decoration, Stamped "A.E. SPENCER", Asa E. Spencer, Portage County, OH, circa 1860, ovoid jug with semi-rounded spout, brush-decorated with a cobalt-slip flowering plant culminating in spotted tulip motif. Maker's mark highlighted in reddish-brown manganese slip with cobalt stripes emanating from it. Manganese-slip dashes to handle and highlights to handle terminals. Decoration is applied over a dipped slip coating. Appealing stylized design and use of two different colors of slip. Areas of exfoliation to the jug's slip-coated surface. H 12".

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