"Gen. Andrew Jackson" "17th June 1776" (Bunker Hill, MA) Stoneware Eagle Jar

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 80

Price Realized: $10,925.00
($9,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

April 10, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Outstanding Large-Sized Stoneware Jar with Applied Eagle Decoration, Inscribed "Genl Andrew Jackson," the Reverse with Large Cobalt Date "17th June 1775," attributed to Barnabas Edmands, Charlestown, MA, circa 1833, five or six gallon squat-shaped jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and ribbed lug handles. Decorated with a molded and applied eagle, covered in cobalt slip, above the cursive inscription "Genl Andrew Jackson". Reverse with the large bold date "17th June 1775," the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. On June 26, 1833, President Jackson visited Charlestown, Massachusetts, and was escorted to Bunker Hill, where he was presented with a box containing musket balls retrieved from Bunker Hill and the battlefields of New Orleans (where he had fought during the War of 1812). The box was made out of wood from the U.S.S. Constitution, and was inscribed on a silver plate: "These now harmless memorials of the 17th June, 1775, and the 8th of January 1815, were presented to General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States, by the citizens of Charlestown, on the 24th June, 1833, on his visit to Bunker-Hill." This important jar was almost certainly made to commemorate Jackson's historic visit. Provenance: Recently found in a home in New Jersey. Very large L-shaped piece reglued on front base area with associated cracks extending from it. Cracks on underside related to this damage. Hairlines around most of base. 4" hairline from rim on reverse. 3 1/2" hairline from rim on front. 1" separation from rim on reverse. Some minor chips on exterior of rim. Chips on interior of rim. 2" shallow chip on end of one handle. Minor chips to base of eagle decoration. H 15 1/4"; Diameter (at opening) 12".


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