C.HART SHERBURNE NY 2GAL BLUE COBALT STONEWARE JUG 1841

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 28, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

~ 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
c1841
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,
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