Rare Signed Philadelphia Stoneware Mug with Incised Liberty Bell

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 106

Price Realized: $4,600.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Stoneware Centennial Presentation Mug with Incised Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA origin, circa 1876, molded mug with applied handle, decorated with an intricately-incised and cobalt-highlighted Liberty Bell featuring the large date "1776". The incised name "Seithers," referring to Philadelphia tavern owner, Charles Seithers, appears to the left and right of the bell. Recessed underside is incised "Radley," referring to Philadelphia potter, Aaron Radley. This mug is the only example of this type we have seen. An exceptional and rare Pennsylvania stoneware mug, decorated with one of the iconic American images. Excellent condition with a small rim chip and a small base chip. H 4 1/2".

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