Very Unusual PEROXIDE OF HYDROGEN (NYC) Large-Sized Stoneware Bottle

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 287

Price Realized: $413.00

($350 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare PEROXIDE OF HYDROGEN New York City Stoneware Advertising Bottle, Northeastern U.S. origin, 19th century, tall, cylindrical bottle with squared spout, featuring the impressed and cobalt-highlighted advertising, "PEROXIDE OF HYDROGEN, / MANUFACTURED BY / CHARLES MARCHAND N.Y". Charles Marchand was perhaps the most important figure in the development of hydrogen peroxide for mass distribution and use. His peroxide was distinguished at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago "for its Powerful Healing Properties," according to one of his advertisements of the time period. His obituary published in a prominent trade journal in 1917 described how "peroxide of hydrogen ... was known only as a curiosity and unstable product before Marchand's work." Highly unusual subject matter and size. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a tiny in-the-firing iron ping to shoulder and some very minor, in-the-firing chipping to base. H 12 1/2".

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