3 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Jar with Later Cold-Painted Jar Impressed B. C. MILLER

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 477

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Early Cold-Painted Surface, Stamped "B.C. MILLER," Ohio origin, circa 1840, ovoid jar with squared rim and large tab handles, decorated around the shoulder with a later oil painting of blossoming pond lilies, the painting dated "1849". Later painted decoration on American stoneware become a popular pastime from the Victorian period well into the 20th century. This jar features what may be the earliest later painting on American stoneware we have seen. Several rim chips. A few shallow base chips.

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