Rare Uniontown, PA Three-Gallon Stoneware People Jug

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 242

Price Realized: $8,625.00

($7,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware People Crock with Woman and Walking Stick Decoration, attributed to Norval Greenland, Uniontown, PA origin, circa 1860-1870, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder and rounded spout accented with an incised line, the side of the jug featuring a large and finely-brushed cobalt design of a woman with laced collar and apron, grasping a walking stick. Woman is flanked by two trees featuring sponge-decorated foliage. Additional arched cobalt sponging above. Impressed "3" below spout. Excellent decoration and superb color. The jug form is unusual for people decorations. Two tight, in-the-firing hairlines at base on reverse, continuing onto underside. An in-the-firing chip near base. H 16".

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