Very Rare 3 Gal. WHEELER'S BERLIN BAR BITTERS / BALTIMORE Stoneware Advertising Jug Cooler

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 395

Price Realized: $1,092.50

($950 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Advertising Cooler, Impressed "WHEELER'S / BERLIN BAR BITTERS / BALTIMORE," attributed to Maryland Pottery, Baltimore, MD, mid 19th century, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder, stylish spout, and circular bunghole at base. Impressed in large bold-faced print "WHEELER'S / BERLIN BAR BITTERS / BALTIMORE" across front. Impressed advertising and bunghole highlighted in cobalt slip. This outstanding Baltimore advertising piece is one of the earliest examples of Baltimore advertising known, and one of a small number of advertising coolers from this city in existence. It is also the only example of its type. Both handles missing. Loss to side of spout. A few shallow chips to bunghole. Hairline in spout. Some in-the-firing crazing to surface.

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