March 24, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Isaac Lefevers Stoneware Vessel

(Lincoln County, North Carolina, 1831-1864), bulbous ovoid form, mottled runny olive green alkaline glaze, applied lug handles at sloping shoulder, one stamped "I.L.", tightly turned rim, 14-3/4 in.


Confederate Sgt. Isaac Lefevers, age 33, died July 14, 1864 in Richmond, VA from wounds received in battle. Apprenticed to master potter Daniel Seagle in 1845, Lefevers joined in the Confederate Army on March 15, 1864 at age 30. Having been evolved with pottery for just less than 19 years, the body of work left by Isaac Lefevers is remarkable not only for the extremely high quality of workmanship but the excellence of design and function. Isaac Lefevers pots are extremely rare and very desirable.

Provenance:Private Collection


glaze voids and anomalies as made, lower side under fired, firing hairline to rim, 1/2 in. chip to one handle, glaze chip at belly, minor base edge chips with associated wear, 1-1/2 in. hairline at base edge, illumination under black light due to residue

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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