Offered for your consideration is a rare mid-19. Stoneware jug with an exceptional free-hand cobalt decoration. Original Troy, New York circa 1850's skillfully thrown salt glazed jug. The one-gallon whiskey jug has a nicely glazed medium tan mottled patina with lovely age and dark brown Albany slip interior.
Displays brilliantly, highly-appropriate for any collection, especially if condition is of utmost importance. The front features a scroll and dot design in slip-trailed cobalt, which was hand-painted by the well-known artist of the day Riley (sp). To decorate the vessel, the painter applied a metallic oxide clay slip that turned a rich blue when fired. This deep blue color is seen on the brushed cobalt elaborate decoration and on the incised makers name on the front of the jug.The jugs blue decorated design contrasts beautifully with its light clay, which makes it extremely visually pleasing. A well-potted, cylindrical form with eased shoulder, semi-squared spout and an. Measures 11 inches tall with 7-inch base diameter. Excellent original condition with very strong color, well-executed design and desirable one-gallon size. No cracks, hairlines, repaired damage or restoration work.
Typical manufacturing flaws such as firing glitches are mentioned for accuracy. A tiny chip to the bottom, which is not visible when the jug is on display. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Will make a wonderful addition to any collection of stoneware, country primitives, or early American antiques. The item "1850's W.Seymour Cobalt Blue Scrolls & Dots Salt Glaze Stoneware Jug Troy NY" is in sale since Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs". The seller is "kalalilly" and is located in Herkimer, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.