Rare CRANSTON Salt-Glazed Stoneware Lidded Jar (Denton County, Texas)

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 48

Price Realized: $1,440.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Lidded Jar, Stamped "CRANSTON," Denton County, TX origin, circa 1860, cylindrical form with rounded shoulder and flared rim, featuring the large impressed Cranston family maker's mark. Salt-glazed exterior and Albany-slip-glazed interior. Jar includes its original salt-glazed stoneware lid with note reading, "Grandma Janie / kept Br. Sugar / 1800's." The Cranston Pottery was established by Missouri-trained potter, John Cranston. Interestingly, his wife, Nancy Donaldson Cranston, herself born into a family potters, ran the pottery during the 1860s, as evidenced by period newspaper advertisements. (See Kurlander, Texas Clay: 19th-Century Stoneware Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection, p. 20.) Excellent condition with a few rim chips to jar. Lid with a few chips and some clay residue to top. H 10 1/2".

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