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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A RARE STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE BEAR PUZZLE JUG AND COVER
CIRCA 1745-50
modeled seated holding a dog between its paws forming the concealed spout, the neck and the underside of the arms pierced, its fur formed from shredded clay picked out with dots of brown slip.
height 9 1/8 in.
23 cm
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Provenance

Joseph V. Vizcarra Collection, no. 186, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 213

Catalogue Note

Salt-glaze bear jugs of this type are relatively uncommon, but it is exceptionally rare to find an example adapted as a puzzle jug. Bear jugs of the conventional type were included in the collections of Christopher Cone and Stanley Seeger, sold, Sotheby's, London, A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger, October 30, 2018, lot 115; and the Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection, sold, in these rooms, January 20, 2006, lot 72.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York