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532 Mason’s Ironstone Imari Palette Decorated Partial Dinnerware Set, England, 19th century, seventeen-piece set comprising four dinner plates, six soup plates, two luncheon plates, and five dessert plates, (one soup plate and one dinner plate with a hairline, minor enamel wear), dia. 7 to 10 in. $800-1,200

533 “COMMERAWS STONEWARE” Jar with Incised Cobalt Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, New York, late 18th/ early 19th century, wide-mouth gallon-size ovoid jar with open ear handles with cobaltdaubed terminals, molded neck above the shoulder ornamented with incised swag and tassels filled with cobalt blue glaze, impressed maker’s mark “COMMERAWS STONEWARE,” (hairline), ht. 9 3/4 in. Note: According to recent research by Brandt Zipp, a stoneware historian and auctioneer in Sparks, Maryland, Thomas W. Commeraw was a free African American potter working in the late 18th-early 19th century, on Manhattan Island, New York. His workshop was located on the Lower East Side waterfront, and his surviving body of work represents the largest known by a free black potter before the abolition of slavery in the United States. $1,500-2,500

534 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug, Captain James Morgan, Cheesequake, New Jersey, c. 1760, ovoid gallon jug with tooled mouth and handle, decorated around the shoulder with cobalt blue double watch spring designs, (minor hairline near base), ht. 11 3/4 in. $800-1,200

535 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Jug with a Human Profile, America, late 19th century, straight-sided jug half-gallon jug with sloped shoulder, reeded handle with cobalt-daubed terminals, depicting a human bust-length profile, with indistinct inscription, (chip to handle edge), ht. 11 in. $800-1,200

536 Paul Cushman Stoneware Jar, Albany, New York, c. 1810-15, wide-mouth gallon-size ovoid jar with reeded neck and lug handles, with cobalt-filled impressed maker’s marks around the sides: “PAUL:CUSHMAN.S STOE. WARE.FACTORY.1809” and “HALF.A.MILE. WEST OF ALBANY GOAL,” (minor rim and base chips), ht. 9 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

537 Stoneware Gemmel Jug, New Haven, Connecticut, early 19th century, with two small joined jugs brushed with cobalt glaze, each impressed “NEW-HAVEN” on the shoulder, (lacking handle, chips), ht. 7 3/8 in. $600-800 538 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Wide-mouth Jar, America, early 19th century, ovoid form with molded neck, open loop handles, decorated on the front and back with cobaltbrushed stylized trefoils, with cobalt-daubed handle terminals, (minor chips and hairline), ht. 12 7/8 in. $600-800 539 Cobalt-decorated Stoneware Crock with Flower Motif, “W. ROBERTS BINGHAMTON, N.Y.,” late 19th century, two-gallon tapered wide-mouth oval crock with incised line on shoulder, applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed blossom design, with cobalt-filled impressed maker’s mark, (cobalt design somewhat fried, chip on handle in the making), ht. 9 7/8 in. $300-500

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...