Very Rare 10 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ CADIZ, KY Advertising, Greensboro, PA origin

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 444

Price Realized: $1,610.00

($1,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Ten-Gallon Stoneware Advertising Jar with Elaborate Stenciled Rose Decoration, Stenciled "J.W. CHAPPELL, / CADIZ, KY.," Western PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with an elaborate stenciled rose design across the shoulder. Midsection with stenciled advertising for "J.W. CHAPPELL / CADIZ, KY," underscored by two stenciled roses. Abstract foliate stenciling below, flanked by two roses. Base inscribed with a "10" flanked by dashes. Interestingly, the "1" in the number "10" is stenciled, while the "0" is brushed. Large freehand stripes at base and rim. Western PA advertising stoneware made for Kentucky businesses outside of Maysville and Louisville are considered very rare. Cadiz is located in Trigg County, in the Southwestern area of the state, and was used as a base for both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. Cadiz courthouse was burned down twice during the war. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in the Southeastern U.S. Shoulder with two worn spots and an in-the-firing chip. Slightly-recessed spot to right side of jar's front. 13 1/4" crack extending up from base on right side of jar. 12" crack extending up from base on reverse, with a thin crack extending off from it downward towards base and 1" onto underside. A hairline around most of base with some other hairlines extending of from it, including one that extends 2 1/2" onto underside. Additional shorter lines to body. Some light wear to one handle. Salt drip near base. A shallow chip to underside at edge of jar.

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