Rare 2 Gal. ALEXANDRIA, VA Stoneware Advertising Jug, Peter Herrmann, Baltimore, circa 1870

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 389

Price Realized: $517.50

($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Alexandria, VA Advertising, Stamped "P. HERRMANN". Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1875, semi-ovoid jug with tooled spout, impressed with the cobalt-highlighted advertising "W.F. HENDERSON / NO. 30 NORTH ROYAL ST / ALEXANDRIA. VA". Impressed with Peter Herrmann maker's mark on top of shoulder. Essentially as-made condition with a recessed area to reverse, a few smooth in-the-firing contact marks, a bloated spot to reverse near base, and some minor in-the-firing separations on underside.

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