Very Rare M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Bird Jug

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 380

Price Realized: $4,312.50

($3,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 6 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

Auction Highlight:  July 16, 2016 Auction | Central PA Stoneware

July 16, 2016 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Bird-on-Branch Decoration, Stamped "M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA", circa 1870, cylindrical jug with semi-squared spout, decorated with a brushed cobalt design of a bird perched on a branch with heavily-brushed leaves. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark and handle terminals. Relatively few bird-decorated examples of Miller stoneware are known. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, which descended in a Virginia family. Crazing to shoulder and around base, possibly in-the-firing. Two spout chips. Two short, faint lines in spout. A long horizontal crack to base extending around sides of jug, partially visible on right side of jug's front. H 13 1/2".

©2022 Crocker Farm, Inc. | | (410) 472-2016