~ C. HART SHERBURNE N.Y. 2GAL BLUE COBALT STONEWARE JUG 1841~
~ C. HART SHERBURNE N.Y. 2GAL BLUE COBALT STONEWARE JUG c1841 ~~ No Reserve ~ Up for auction is a wonderful 2 gallon antique stoneware jug with a spectacular floral decoration by one of the rare names, Charles Hart of Sherburne, N. Y. Clearly and sharply stamped "C. HART. SHERBURNE 2" and highlighted with blue cobalt. The salt glaze is shinier than others I've seen and has developed a warm, golden honey-brown patina with an extraordinary sheen. Absolutely beautiful! The jug has that typical early slightly ovoid shape and features a beautiful blue cobalt double daisy design done with primitive, full, rich strokes and brushes. The cobalt is a very dark blue, the type used in very early times. It is thick and heavily applied, so much so that you can feel the ridgelines and dots of the decoration with your fingers. Expertly applied for the time, the decoration is well proportioned to the jug. 's a brief history of the C. Hart legacy: C. HART
James and Charles Hart, Sherburne, New York
James Hart and his brother Samuel were potters trained by their father in High Holden, Kent, England before settling in New York state in the 1820's. By 1841, James and his son Charles established a stoneware pottery at Sherburne, New York that remained in operation until 1885. After 1885, Charles was in partnership with his son Nahum. The Hart family members also maintained potteries in Fulton and Ogdensburgh which were extremely successful.
Condition: Just about perfect. No chips, cracks, fleabites, hairlines or repairs. Base is perfect. NO frying to the abundant blue cobalt decoration. Ts a couple of very faint age lines in the handle that can't even be felt with a fingernail, a non-issue. This is a spectacular piece that's been very well-preserved!Dimensions: 13" high with a 8 1/4" diameter base. Spout diameter 2 1/4". Handle is 5 1/2" long. Weight: 9lbs Another beautiful example of antique cobalt decorated stoneware by a rare maker goes up for auction with no reserve. Who will be the lucky winner of this auction? Certain images/photos incorporated into this template are the property of JupiterImages & Floralpatterns, used with permission under license.