HENRY LENZ / ALLEGHENY CITY, PA (Pittsburgh) Stoneware Advertising Jar

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 14

Price Realized: $690.00

($600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce One-Gallon "HENRY LENZ / ALLEGHENY CITY, PA" Stoneware Advertising Jar, Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, cobalt-stenciled in several lines "HENRY LENZ / DEALER IN / FINE GROCERIES / 185 SPRING GARDEN / AVE. / ALLEGHENY CITY. PA." Shoulder and base decorated with cobalt stripes. Crisp stenciling on an unusual advertising piece. Near mint condition with a faint 1 3/4" vertical line on reverse, which extends up from base and likely occurred in the firing. H 10".

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