Rare H. FULTON (Lewistown, Pennsylvania) Glazed Redware Jar, circa 1815

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 190

Price Realized: $4,800.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Jar, Stamped Four Times "H. FULTON", Henry Fulton, Lewistown, PA, circa 1815, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and coved rim, the surface covered in a lead-and-manganese glaze. Impressed twice on underside with the maker's mark, "H. FULTON", forming a cross pattern, and twice along the jar's edge on underside. The 1886 History of The Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys by Franklin Ellis states that "[I]n 1813 Henry Fulton had a pottery and kiln at the corner of Third and Brown" in Lewistown. Among the earliest examples of signed Central Pennsylvania redware known, and the first piece of this potter's work that we have ever offered. (See Vol. I, pg. 499.) A 1 1/8" rim chip. Otherwise excellent condition. H 8 1/2".

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