Unusual Incised New Jersey Stoneware Bird Jug

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 19

Estimate: $600-$800.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $1,200.

Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, NJ origin, first quarter 19th century, ovoid jug with short, tooled spout, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird with turned head, perched on a stylized ground. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Provenance: Ex-W. Oakley Raymond Collection. Includes old labels on underside, inscribed "W. Oakley Raymond / Collection," "Joseph Henry Remmey / Cheesequake South Amboy," and "South Amboy / Remmey." W. Oakley Raymond was a ceramics scholar and collector who wrote articles for The Magazine Antiques on the Remmey family, featured in the 1977 book The Art of the Potter, edited by Diana and J. Garrison Stradling. There is, however, no evidence that Joseph Henry Remmey made this jug. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with only typical in-the-firing flaws, including the following: a small recessed in-the-firing contact mark to front, a small in-the-firing surface chip to side of jug, an in-the-firing contact mark to top of spout, two small in-the-firing chips to top of handle, and a short in-the-firing surface line to underside of handle. H 14 1/2".

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