Four-Gallon E.J. MILLER & SON. / ALEXANDRIA. VA Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Stenciling

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 314

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Stenciled Advertising, Stenciled "E.J. MILLER, & SON. / ALEXANDRIA. VA.", circa 1875, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, the front featuring the elaborate stenciled advertising, "E.J. MILLER, & SON. / IMPORTERS & WHOLESALE / DEALERS IN / QUEENSWARE. / CHINA. GLASSWARE AND / HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS / NO. 65 KING ST. / ALEXANDRIA. VA.". Stenciled rising sun motif to body. Shoulder with freehand straight and wavy stripes. Base with freehand stripe below a freehand "4" flanked by flourishes. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Elisha Janney Miller advertising pieces of this elaborate style are unusual. Very nice condition with a very faint 3 1/4" line at base, continuing 1 1/4" onto underside. Some fry to cobalt. Small chips to one handle. Minor wear to opposite handle. A faint 6 1/2" vertical line to body of reverse.


Four-Gallon E.J. MILLER & SON. / ALEXANDRIA. VA Stoneware Jar w/ Elaborate Stenciling

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