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Bottle Auction: SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690


SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 Bottle Auction Description: A remarkable and extremely rare saltglazed stoneware store jar or 'pickling pot' of stunning ovoid / globular form, the upper part of the body decorated with a beautiful ginger to reddish-brown ferruginous 'dip'; John Dwight, Fulham Pottery, circa 1685 - 1695. Chris Green (John Dwight's Fulham Pottery: Excavations 1971-1979 [1999], p.122, Fig. 226), provides a line drawing of a similar 'jar or pickling pot'. Green remarks that "these vessels are "the most distinctive, accomplished and widely distributed of Dwight's coarsewares. The fabric is pale and the unslipped surfaces cream or off-white in color. A sparse and very liquid brown or reddish brown iron slip is normally applied to the upper body and forms runnels below so that the dip line is poorly defined" (p.117). Green goes on the remark that the jar or pickling pot he illustrates in his monograph was 'unique in these levels' (ie. between 1685 and 1695) in the excavations of Dwight's pottery at Fulham (p.122). The jar is beautifully potted, as was typical of all of Dwight's output. Even the coarsewares were made with great skill and care and they have a stunning aesthetic quality which you can see in the photographs we have provided. They are really where art and craft merge in a seamless entity.The rim of the jar is pronounced enabling a leather or parchment tie to be placed over the mouth of the jar to stop the contents spilling out. These jars were the first containers made to cater for the rapidly expanding industrial and shop trade in London during the Restoration. They were ideal for storing all forms of liquids and conserves and their hard shiny surface made them easy to clean, leading to a great advance in hygiene over the coarse earthenwares that preceded them.The jar is about 8 9/16 inches tall and is in superb condition for a functional item. There is a slight hairline across the base (photo # 12) and a firing scar low down which was probably made when the jar was fired but there are no other defects. There is no restoration. A fantastic and rare survivor that would grace any collection or inventory of English saltglazed stoneware.This is a fabulous and rare item which I bought many years ago in the Portobello market in London. We hope you will like it as much as we do - good luck with your bid!International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Current Price: $510.00
Current Bids: 10
Location: Smyrna, Delaware
End Time: 05/17/17 20:00:18 PDT
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SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690
SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690
SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690 SUPERB JOHN DWIGHT saltglazed stoneware STORE JAR, Fulham Pottery, circa 1690

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