November 1, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 143

Price Realized: $4,600.00
($4,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

November 1, 2008 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Stoneware Jug with Incised Ring-Necked Pheasant Decoration, Crolius or Remmey Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th or early 19th century, highly ovoid, approximately one-gallon jug with rounded spout, decorated with a large, finely-incised design of a ring-necked pheasant with crest, long scalloped tail, and heavily-detailed wing, standing on a mound of earth or stylized leaf. The entire decoration except for the pheasant's eye and outline of the wing are filled with bright cobalt blue. Early Manhattan stoneware of this decorative quality is considered very rare. Ex-Collection Leigh & Leslie Keno. For a jug by the same maker, see Sotheby's Auction of the Folk Art Collection of Jon and Rebecca Zoler, Jan. 22, 2005, Lot #648. Restored handle and a few restored spout chips. Some in-the-firing residue and contact marks on surface. Stone ping on right side of jug. H 11 3/4".