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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 217

Two West TN Slip Decorated Pottery Forms

Estimate: $400 - $450

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Two (2) West Tennessee earthenware transitional stoneware pottery pieces, attributed to the Toone Pottery of Hardeman County. 1st item:  2-gallon jug with a rolled flattened rim, pulled handle having a central raised ridge, an Albany-type reddish brown glaze and slip decoration to the body including "2" below the spout for gallon capacity, a ribbon or bird mid-section, and the word TANESEE to lower body. 11 3/4" H. 2nd item: A one gallon pitcher with a molded rim,  pulled handle, molded foot ring, two concentric incised lines around the upper shoulder, an Albany-type reddish brown glaze, and slip decoration to the body including a wavy line to the incised lines below the spout,  "1" below for gallon capacity flanked by zig-zag lines. 11 3/8" H. Both pieces Late 19th/Early 20th century. Note: Volume I of the book "Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790s to 1950", by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen Rogers references two names associated with pottery manufacture in Toone, TN, R. B. Keller and Torrence Conner.

PROVENANCE: The living estate of Dr. Jerry Waters, Maryville, TN.


1st item: A couple of very slight fleabites to the rim, scattered firing flaws to the body, and 1 approx. 1/2 size chip to lower base edge. 2nd item: Losses, chipping, and glaze exfoliation to spout and to rim above the handle with additional fleabites to rim. Scattered firing flaws to the body and some scattered minor fleabites to the molded base. 

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The living estate of Dr. Jerry Waters, Maryville, TN.