Exceptional New England Redware Jar w/ Profuse Slip Decoration, probably Norwalk, CT

Spring 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 255

Price Realized: $24,000.00

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

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Exceptional Glazed Redware with Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration and Lid, New England origin, probably Norwalk, CT, early to mid 19th century, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder and flared rim, lavishly-decorated throughout with marbled trails of yellow, copper, and manganese slip under a clear lead glaze. Includes original lid with incised-line accents and matching slip decoration. This work's dramatic, joggled slip treatment is occasionally seen on dishes from the region, but rarely on this form. Its outstanding condition and inclusion of its original lid, also brimming with slip, are noteworthy. Among the most heavily-decorated redware jars known and an object that showcases the attraction of this colorful ceramic medium. Jar in excellent condition with small glaze flake to rim, a long in-the-firing contact mark to rim, minor surface wear, and a large in-the-firing ping to interior base, not visible on underside. Lid in excellent condition with a small glaze flake to edge and other very minor glaze flakes. H (including lid) 8".

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