A Cobalt Decorated New Jersey Stoneware Jar, Attributed to Warne and Letts

Late 18th/Early 19th Century


with two applied handles, tooled neck, the body having two cobalt-glazed chevrons joining handles and two roulette impressed bands of decorations at the shoulder. 

Height 9 3/4 inches x diameter 6 3/4 inches.

This jar bears a marked resemblance to jars produced by the South Amboy, New Jersey pottery of Warne and Letts who employed the same roulette stamping and upturned open handles.  

Provenance:Property from the Arizona State University Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum recognizes the special responsibility and public trust associated with the receiving, maintenance and sharing of objects of cultural and historical significance. Periodic, thoughtful reevaluations are necessary for the growth and proper care of the collection and the objects here no longer fit the museum’s mission, specialized collecting areas or are redundant. To better serve the cultural and educational needs of our audiences, we are deaccessioning these works following the highest standards of professional ethics as guided by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors. All proceeds are restricted in use to acquiring new art objects or for the direct care of the ASU Art Museum’s collection.


Overall browning, chipping to rim, and minor pot stone near one handle, with tight hairline crack visible to exterior and interior (7 inches); accretions to interior; inventory number to underside.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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