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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2540M Marlborough
March 16, 2011 02:00 PMCalender

Salt-glazed Stoneware Mug

Auction: Discovery - 2540M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: March 17, 2011 10:00AM


Salt-glazed Stoneware Mug, probably northern Europe, 19th century, quart mug with applied reeded handle, molded base, wide coggle-decorated band, metallic brown glaze, (base edge chips), ht. 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $200-250

Note: According to Lura Woodside Watkins, author of Early New England Potters and their Wares, p. 131, "a number of collectors have mistakenly attributed to Boscawen [New Hampshire] a type of high-fired brown salt-glazed stoneware with incised decoration...this beautifully finishedware is found all along the New England coast where it arrived in ships as containers for imported goods." It has four base edge chips about 1/2 in. lg.


Lura Woodside Watkins, New Hampshire, New England, New England coast