Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Decoration, attrib. Decker Pottery, Chucky Valley, Tennessee

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 128

Price Realized: $2,880.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Decker Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, fourth quarter 19th century, ovoid jar with tooled rim and distinctive extruded handles, brush-decorated on the front and reverse with a stylized wreath surrounding a vertical tulip. Large tulip design below one handle and an inverted swag motif under the opposite handle. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed with four-gallon capacity mark at shoulder and on top of rim. The rare tulip-within-wreath motif and four-sided application of cobalt make this jar an unusually well-decorated example of Decker stoneware. A few base chips. A minor chip to base of rim molding. A small chip and minor nick to top of rim. Water glass staining to interior. Some staining to exterior. A thin 1 1/2" crack from rim. H 15 1/4".

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