Exceptional HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Stars

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 461

Price Realized: $5,750.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Cobalt Fuchsia and Stenciled Star Decorations, Stenciled "HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1870, ovoid jug with tooled spout and ribbed handle, decorated with a large undulating fuchsia vine design above the large stenciled maker's mark of Frank Hamilton & John Jones. Decorated below with a row of crisply-stenciled stars flanked by graduated freehand stripes. Base with large stenciled "2" flanked by stylized foliate stenciling and underscored by a freehand stripe. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. With a combination of freehand and stenciled motifs that cover nearly the entire front of the vessel, this example is one of the finest Hamilton & Jones jugs we have ever offered. Excellent condition with a shallow chip to handle.

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