Rare KELLEY & HARR Stoneware Jar, probably Ligonier or Connellsville, PA

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 253

Price Realized: $1,265.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "KELLEY & HARR," Western PA origin, circa 1855, ovoid jar with tooled midsection, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed flowering vine design, along with a brushed "3" with swags at base. This highly unusual jar was likely made at one of the potteries operated by John Harr of Ligonier, PA, or his son, James Harr of Connellsville, PA. This jar is the only example bearing this maker's mark we have seen. Provenance: Consigned from Tennesee. Hole in underside with three hairlines extending off from it a short ditance onto base.


Rare KELLEY & HARR Stoneware Jar, probably Ligonier or Connellsville, PA

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