Antique Ovoid Stoneware Jug Cobalt Early 1800s I. Seymour Troy Factory signed

Antique Ovoid Saltglaze JugSigned " I.Seymour Troy Factory 2 " Early 1800's Stoneware We are pleased to offer an early saltglaze stoneware 2 Gallon jug made by Israel Seymour in Troy New York. The jug features Israel Seymour's impressed signature mark on the shoulder of the jug when he took over the Troy Factory from J Chapman in 1816 and used this impressed mark through the 1820's. Israel Seymour and Chapman were one of the earliest impressed marks in this time period from this area. Seymour moved to Troy from Hartford Connecticut in 1806 and started in the pottery business. He took over the "Troy Factory" around 1815 and used the mark on this jug. . This mark is an early mark for I. Seymour while later signatures in the 1830's are signed with I. Seymour & Co. Israel Seymour developed the Troy Factory in the following years and became the leading Stoneware manufacture in this area by the mid 1850's. The jug features a graceful floral decoration ( I think it is a lady slipper) in cobalt blue underneath the signature. The jug is 13" tall with a wonderful taper to the ovoid form from the 5 3/4" base to the 10" shoulders and the 1 3/4" lip. The applied strap handle is solid and attached to the lip of the jug and shoulder.This form of this jug would have been used for liquids, medicine or other spiritous items! Ketchum in his American ... read more