Extremely rare and important redware jar by Christopher Alexander Haun (1821-1861), Greene County, Tennessee. Haun was a Union sympathizer during the Civil War and participated in burning a Confederate railroad bridge (Lick Creek) in Greene County, TN. In 1861, Confederate forces captured Christopher Haun and put him to death by hanging. The marked jar has two rows of stamping on the upper midsection including the letters "C A Haun", star stamping around rim and terminus of handles, and copper oxide glaze with manganese loop designs on body. This is the only known marked C A Haun example with these specific "star" stamps around the rim and handle terminus. This jar is illustrated in "Art of Tennessee" book, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, p. 115, and was exhibited in the Frist "Art of Tennessee" exhibit from September 2003 – January 2004. Condition – The upper end of the handle and a small fragment to the rim are restored (a complete restoration report with pictures will be provided with this lot). The original fragment broken off was 7/16" width x 1/4" deep and triangular in shape. The upper end of the handle broke on an original drying or shrinkage crack in the handle with the thumb print at the upper terminus and the sunburst type stamp at the base surviving. Blind cracks radiate from the break with another blind crack located adjacent to the other intact handle. 10" height.
C A Haun redware pottery jar, Greene County, Tennessee (lot#38)
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