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Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug with Codfish Decoration

Auction:
2431
Lot:
667
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$2,015$1,700

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

Description:

Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug with Codfish Decoration, attributed to Jonathan Fenton, Boston, 1794-1796, ovoid form with applied handle, with incised lines at neck and shoulder, incised codfish filled with cobalt blue, (imperfections), ht. 16 in. Literature: Similar decoration is attributed to Jonathan Fenton, discussed, and illustrated in Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America, by Donald Blake Webster, published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan, 1971, on p. 137; and in The Magazine Antiques, in an article entitled "New light on Boston stoneware and Frederick Carpenter," by Lura Woodside Watkins, June 1972, pp. 1054-55.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Hairline across handle about midway downMinor chips- 1/2 in shallow lip chip by handle terminal, vestiges of previous contents dried around lip and handle, small potstone and fine crazing on fish motif, abbout 5 other potstones, one large about 2 in. dia. at middle to lower right of design, several base edge chips small to 3/4 in lg., fine hairlines about 1/2 in. above base edge about 8 in. lg.

Keywords

Jonathan Fenton, Rutland, Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Company Inc., Japan, Donald Blake Webster, Vermont, Frederick Carpenter, Lura Woodside Watkins, Cobalt, Pottery, Stoneware

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