Very Fine BOSTON Stoneware Jug w/ Impressed Fish Design, Jonathan Fenton, late 18th century

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 54

Price Realized: $3,360.00

($2,800 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Motif, Stamped "BOSTON," Jonathan Fenton, Boston, MA, late 18th century, highly-ovoid jug with tall neck accented with tooled lines, the front decorated with a large impressed and cobalt-highlighted design of a heavily-scaled fish. Impressed above with "BOSTON" maker's mark of Jonathan Fenton. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some typical in-the-firing flaws, including an iron ping to reverse, small contact marks to top of spout, and a semi-circular line on underside. Some old grease or oil residue to surface. H 13".

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