Unusual Small-Sized Jug w/ Baptist Church Ministerial Association Inscription, probably Indiana

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 298

Price Realized: $413.00

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

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Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Minister's Presentation Jug, probably Indiana origin, circa 1870, ovoid jug with two-tone Albany-slip-type glaze, the front bearing the incised inscription, "Dr. H.L. Nave / Made at the afternoon / of the Ministerial Ass. / held at the Baptist Church". Period research indicates the name, "Dr. H.L. Nave", on this jug likely refers to Reverend Dr. Henry L. Nave, a Presbyterian minister born in Danville, Indiana, in the early 1850's. Nave went on to a long career, mainly spent in Indiana, with a couple of detours in the 1880's to Westerville, Ohio (circa 1882-85), and Mount Sterling, Kentucky (circa 1885-92). It is difficult to say at which locale this jug was produced; Nave was part of many different assemblies, meetings, services and so on over the years in many different locations, but his heavy tie to Indiana makes that state the most likely candidate for an origin. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in the Southcentral U.S. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a small piece of adhered clay to handle. H 6 1/4".

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