Exceptional Lanier County, GA Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar w/ "River-of-Life" Motif

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 40

Price Realized: $840.00

($700 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with "River-of-Life" Motif, Lanier County, GA origin, circa 1880, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder, semi-squared rim, and open strap handle, the shoulder decorated with dramatic, wavy incising resembling a flowing river and locally referred to as a "River-of-Life" motif. Interior and exterior surface covered in a green alkaline glaze over a light clay ground. Rare form and incised line treatment. While the jar's incising may be typical in Southern stoneware of other regions or makers, such a treatment is rare in the Lanier County, Georgia potting school. This piece was likely made by Shimuel Timmerman, Glover Foreman, or Floyd Fender. Excellent condition with a thin horizontal crack to one handle, two minor chips to same handle, extremely minor rim wear, and a 1 3/4" in-the-firing surface fissure to midsection, which does not extend through to interior. H 12 1/2".

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