Rare SAMUEL BOOKER / Louisville, KY Stoneware Jug with Stars Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 490

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Star and Freehand Decoration, Stenciled "SAMUEL BOOKER / Louisville. Ky.", Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1875, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with freehand vining and a band of five stenciled stars above stenciled advertising for Samuel Booker of Louisville, Kentucky, situated between two freehand stripes. Base with freehand "3" flanked by additional stripes. Desirable Kentucky advertising with a strong combination of stenciled and freehand decoration. The inclusion of stars into the design is most unusual for this merchant. Excellent condition with a very minor, in-the-firing base chip and some mottling to clay.

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