It depicts a ship with an American flag to one side and on the reverse is a printed chain design of 16 US states centred with an eagle – an adaptation of The Great Seal. The jug would have been produced after Tennessee became the 16th state in the union in 1796. It is priced at $4500.
The fair runs from January 23-26 at the Bohemian National Hall. The ‘boutique’ event was rebranded last year from the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, narrowing its focus to the single speciality.
Although many of the offerings, such as the ship jug, are of American taste, a variety of historic British ceramics is on offer.
For example, Garry Atkins brings a Staffordshire press-moulded slipware dish, 11in (28cm) diameter, decorated with a crowned lion and the initials IS. It is illustrated in The Longridge Collection of Slipware and Delftware by Leslie Grigsby and is offered for a price in the region of $15,000.
Admission to the fair is free.