Unusual Western PA Half-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Vertical Striped Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 266

Price Realized: $1,380.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Half-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt "Watermelon Stripe" Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder, wide spout, and ribbed handle, decorated with a rare and visually-appealing design of nine vertically-brushed cobalt stripes. Excellent size, decoration, and color. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the grandfather of the consignor in the 1950s. Excellent condition with a minor spout nick, the left side of jug with a small in-the-firing contact mark and thin adhered sliver of clay. H 9 1/2".

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