"J. F. C. / His Jug" Miniature Stoneware Jug, Shipwreck Survivor Made for Capt. J.F. Caulkins

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 155

Price Realized: $632.50

($550 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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April 10, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Rum Jug, Incised "J.F.C /His Jug, New York State origin, mid 19th century, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder, tooled spout, and applied strap handle, decorated with the incised initials "J.F.C." and the inscription "His Jug". Letters highlighted in cobalt. This fine little piece of stoneware was owned by Brooklyn, New York, sea captain, Julius Frank Caulkins (January 27, 1833 - January 3, 1877), whose ship, "Energy," was wrecked in the Carolinas on October 20, 1872. Caulkins and this jug survived that calamity, but the captain ultimately perished in another shipwreck less than five years later. Desirable size and very remarkable provenance. As-made condition with an area of dryness to reverse. H 5 1/4".

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