Extremely Rare Miniature Chester Webster North Carolina Stoneware Jar, Descended in Craven family

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 117

Price Realized: $10,200.00

($8,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Miniature Salt-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Incised Bird, Floral, and Sawtoothed Motifs, attributed to Chester Webster, Randolph County, NC, circa 1850-1879, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder and broad, flattened rim, decorated with four incised designs around its circumference: a crested bird perched on a leafy branch, a floral blossom with pointed leaves, a two-stemmed flower with elongated, finely-petaled blossoms, and a second flower blossom with pointed petals. Sawtoothed and dentile incising above. Surface covered in a clear salt glaze. Among the most heavily-decorated examples of miniature stoneware that we have ever offered, displaying classic Webster iconography taken from his Hartford, Connecticut training. Provenance: Previously found in the home of a Craven family descendant and believed to have been made as a child's toy. A 2 3/8" loss to rim. Otherwise excellent condition. H 3 3/8".

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