Very Unusual BETHESDA WATER / PITTSBURGH Stoneware Advertising Jug

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 218

Price Realized: $885.00

($750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Four-Gallon "BETHESDA WATER" Stoneware Advertising Jug for Pittsburgh Merchant, Western PA origin, circa 1875, ovoid jug, featuring the stenciled cobalt advertising, "JOSEPH FLEMING / DRUGGIST / SOLE / AGENT FOR BETHESDA / WATER / 84 MARKET ST. / PITTS.". Shoulder with freehand swag, stripe, and vine motif. Base with stenciled "4" flanked by stenciled foliate designs above a freehand stripe. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Rare subject matter. Restored spout and handles. A small in-the-firing contact mark under one handle and to reverse.


Very Unusual BETHESDA WATER / PITTSBURGH Stoneware Advertising Jug

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