Unusual GENERAL CERAMICS CO. / NEW YORK CITY Tobacco Jar w/ Molded Will Rogers Finial

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 304

Price Realized: $59.00

($50 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Sewer Tile Tobacco Jar with Molded Bust of Will Rogers, Stamped "GENERAL CERAMICS CO. / NEW YORK CITY", circa 1925, barrel-form tobacco jar with incised staves and raised banding, the lid with molded finial in the form of Will Rogers (1879-1935), who produced the famous quip, "Our country has plenty of good five-cent cigars, but the trouble is they charge fifteen cents for them." Underside with General Ceramics Company maker's mark. Provenance: The Stradlings. Very nice condition with chips to interior of rim. H (including lid) 7 1/2".

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