Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate "Remember the Maine," "Made by Ferd Force"

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 129

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Rare Miniature "Dewey Remember the Maine?" Jug with Cobalt Ship Decoration, Incised "Made by Ferd Force", Akron Stoneware Company, Akron, Ohio origin, circa 1900, molded jug with Bristol-slip-glazed surface and detailed cobalt decoration of the USS Maine, inscribed with the Spanish-American War reference, "DEWEY REMEMBER THE MAINE?". Underside lightly incised "By Ferd Force". The 1900 Federal Census for Summit County, OH lists Ferdnand Force, age 21, with the occupation, "Asst. Supt. Akron Stone Ware". A finely-decorated example with rare signature of the artist. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some typical light staining. H 3 1/2".


Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate Rare Akron, OH Bristol-Slip Stoneware Mini Jug with Ornate

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