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Stoneware Covered Jar and Jug

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2431
Lot:
688
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Stoneware Covered Jar and Jug, probably German or Flemish, early 19th century, ovoid form jar and jug with impressed bands of flower, star, and linear decoration, (chips, hairlines), ht. 7 3/4, 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Jar- Small chip to jar cover, 1 in. hairline from rim. 5 in. hairline on side under one handle, jug- 1 1/2 x 1/2 in chip on base edge.
This type of pottery has often been attributed to Boscawan Pottery in New Hampshire but according to Lura Woodside in "Early New England Potters and Their Wares," on p. 131, ..."a number of collectors have mistakenly attributed to Boscawan a type of high-fired brown salt-glazed stoneware with incised decoration. This kind of pottery is so far alien to New England manufacture that its foreign origen should be evident to anyone familiar with native products...is found all along the New England coast, where it arrived in ships as containers for imported goods. The so-called "Burpee" stoneware [of Boscawan] is without a doubt of German or Flemish origen."

Keywords

Lura Woodside, New Hampshire, New England, native products, New England coast, American Stoneware, Catawba Valley Pottery, Ceramic glaze, Pottery, Salt glaze pottery, Stoneware

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