Fine Loop-Handled Stoneware Jar w/ Watchspring Decoration att. Capt. James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, c1770

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 61

Price Realized: $5,750.00
($5,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

July 20, 2013 Auction Catalog

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Fine and Rare Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, NJ, circa 1770, approximately four-gallon ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and open loop handles, decorated on the front and back with cobalt watch spring design underscored by an early style "grape cluster" or "fish scale" decoration. Additional watch spring designs under each handle. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals and cobalt band below rim. A fine example of early Morgan stoneware, featuring watch spring designs on all four sides. Attribution to Morgan is based on shards and a partially reassembled chamber pot recovered from the Morgan Pottery site in Cheesequake, NJ, by Robert J. Sim. All are now in the collection of the Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ. Very nice condition considering its age, with both handles intact. Heavy chipping to base, primarily on one side. Some minor chips and nicks on interior of rim. An in-the-firing separation where one handle meets shoulder of jar.


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