Rare Southern Glazed Redware Jar, NC or Southwestern VA origin

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 52

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Southern Glazed Redware Jar, NC or Southwestern VA origin, second or third quarter 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, flattened rim, and applied lug handles with depressed terminals, front and reverse shoulder accented with very faint incised drape motifs in the style of Manhattan, New York's Thomas Commeraw. One side appears to be decorated with a faint, brushed-slip design of a splay-leafed plant. Surface covered in a clear lead glaze with colorful orange, green, and red mottling throughout. The distinctive rim and handle construction lead to a firm attribution to a broad pottery school extending from North Carolina into the Great Road region of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Tennessee. The simplicity of the handles and unusual coloration, decoration, and incising, possibly indicate a lesser-known or as-yet-unidentified potter from this region. Surface wear, heavier at shoulder. Wear to handles. Chips and wear to rim. Light wear to foot. H 11 1/4".

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