Rare and Fine Pleasant Unity, PA Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Elaborate Freehand Decoration

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 298

Price Realized: $3,422.00

($2,900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Pleasant Unity, PA Stoneware Canning Jar with Elaborate Freehand Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1875, tapered jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded wax sealer rim, the front decorated from top-to-bottom with straight and wavy freehand stripes and vining, along with the rare merchant stencil, "Warden & Barhart, / Pleasant Unity, Pa.", including a stenciled flourish at the center. Excellent form and decoration with desirable Westmoreland County, PA advertising. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Western Pennsylvania. Excellent condition with some typical minor nicks to inner wax sealer rim and some light staining. H 9 1/2".

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