Incised Folk Art Stoneware Jug with Bird and Foliage


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Incredible folk art saltglazed stoneware jug. New York state origin. Great ovoid form. Outstanding stylized incised bird with foliage all highlighted in cobalt. Applied handle with brushed cobalt at terminals. Large design covers most of the front of this fantastic piece. Big jug weighs nearly 12lbs. Heavy base wear. Offered in wonderful condition. A superb example of early American folk art. Don’t let this birdie fly away!


Date:  1820s

Size:  13  3/4″ tall.  10  1/2″ greatest diameter.

Condition:  Overall excellent. Stable old hairline runs about parallel to base. Old unimportant lip flake.

A few thoughts on stoneware: Stoneware was originally designed as utilitarian objects. Typically, these pieces were put into service for many years. As such, stoneware will generally show signs of heavy wear and usage. Some chips and cracks are usually in evidence, and serve as reminders that stoneware was first and foremost meant to be functional. These factors should be taken into account when evaluating a piece.

Price: SOLD

Shipping: SOLD

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