Four-Gallon J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Jug

November 1, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 31

Price Realized: $7,015.00

($6,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA," circa 1875, outstanding form with ovoid body, heavily rounded shoulder, tall cylindrical spout, and wide strap handle. Decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt "4," and on each side with a brushed cobalt flowering plant design. Reverse decorated with a brushed cobalt flower with blossom surrounding the base of the handle. Excellent form, size, and decoration. One of the finest Swank jugs we have seen. Base chips. Small chips on interior of spout. One chip on top of spout. H 17 3/4".

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