Unusual 4 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Man in Top Hat Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 478

Price Realized: $767.00

($650 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration of a Man in Top Hat, Northeastern U.S. origin, circa 1875, cylindrical jug with semi-squared spout, decorated with a slip-trailed folk art design of a full-bodied man wearing a top hat. Slip-trailed "5" above. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector; Sotheby's, 1 January 2000. Provenance: Property of a New York State collector. Two tight horizontal lines to shoulder area. A few base chips. A chip to interior of spout. Some light surface wear. A thin 3/4" stone ping to base on reverse.


Unusual 4 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Man in Top Hat DecorationUnusual 4 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Man in Top Hat DecorationUnusual 4 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Man in Top Hat Decoration

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