Rare Peter Herrmann, Baltimore, Stoneware Advertising Ship Chandler's Jar

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 103

Price Realized: $708.00

($600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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March 23, 2019 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Ship Chandler's Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "P. HERRMANN", Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1875, squat-shaped, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, semi-squared rim, and applied tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a distinctive upswept floral motif in the Herrmann style. Shoulder impressed with the cobalt-highlighted advertising, "SAM L.E. EGERTON&CO / NO. 37 CHEAPSIDE / BALTIMORE". Shoulder additionally impressed with a two-gallon Peter Hermann maker's mark. Samuel E. Egerton first appears at 37 Cheapside in the 1865 Baltimore City directory, and remained at that address until about 1878. Sadly Egerton would die by suicide in 1895, his firm at that time specializing in oyster packing. Baltimore advertising jars are significantly rarer than their jug counterparts. This example is a ship chandler's jar, which, like jugs of the same purpose, were produced in a squat form to keep them from tipping over while used on a ship. Possibly made as an oyster jar. A long Y-shaped line on underside, which continues 2 1/2" onto base on side of jar. A small in-the-firing surface line to front, not visible on interior. Some shallow chipping to rim.


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