Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed "J. G. Shibler / March 29th '71 / Gorb"

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 276

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Possibly Unique One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stenciled "A. CONRAD. / NEW GENEVA. / PA.", Inscribed "J.G. Shibler , March 29th '71", 1871, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, featuring Alexander Conrad maker's stenciling between a stenciled foliate design and oval-shaped flourishes. Decorated above with freehand stripe and drape motifs. An additional wavy stripe is brushed at the base of the jar. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Reverse inscribed in cobalt "J.G. Shibler, March 29th '71. Additionally inscribed vertically with the name "Gorb" on side of jar, underscored by cobalt dashes. This wonderfully-decorated example is potted in a small one-gallon size, but its form is modeled after larger handled crocks. The 1870 Federal Census lists Joseph Shibler as a fifty-eight-year-old carpenter living in the house of potter, Alexander Conrad, in New Geneva, PA. It is presumed Shibler was the father-in-law of Conrad, and that he was the decorator of this jar. Excellent size, decoration, and inscription. A 5" hairline descending from left handle. A tight horizontal hairline at base on reverse with some very short lines extending from it. A minor nick to far end of right handle and a minor nick to interior of rim. A few spots of staining. H 9 1/2".


Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed Exceptional A. CONRAD / NEW GENEVA, PA Crock Inscribed

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