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Very unusual and rare small  straight sided stoneware  jar with two tooled lines below  the rim. The jar is impressed on one side "C.Crolius/Manufacturer/Manhattan-Wells/New-York.". Besides marked and an usual size. The piece when first made there were going to be handles on both sides. The potter made a last minute decision and removed both handles, my photos will show what was done. The clay was probably in the drying  stage and couldn't  be put on the wheel to be corrected.   SOLD     




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Extremely rare and important two gallon handled  jar  with early rolled applied handles touched with cobalt. The piece stands approximately 13"H. decorated with incised birds on both side filled with cobalt.   The base has some chips other than that its in very good condition. There's no doubt in my mind that the  piece was made at the Paul Cushman Stoneware Factory circa 1810. $2300








Extremely rare small early jar with incised bird decoration on one side and the initials "MF" and thr date 1806 incised on the other.  The piece stands three and a eighth inches high with incised tooling below the rim and a nice early footed base. Found near Albany New York almost 30 years ago. Overall excellent condition. $4900





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Fine two gallon jug light tan in color 13"H. with a large incised bird filled with cobalt. Impressed at shoulder "I. SEYMOUR & CO/TROY" Israel was one of Troy New York best know potters the piece above was probably made around 1825. Seymour Factory incised birds were common most of them were much smaller in size than the jug above. Also the head turned back was quite unusual.  This piece in good condition a accept for kiln firing mishaps as seen in the photos.  $1750 





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Fine one gallon handled pot with large floral design on the front and a simple X design on the rear and is 81/2"H. The piece has a  gray salt glaze exterior with cobalt also at the handle journals. This is work or William Nichols who worked in Pokeepsie New York from 1820-1823.  The piece is in fine condition accept for three shallow chips at the rim. $360.












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