Early 20th Century WRC (Women's Relief Corps) Jug Bank, probably Iowa origin

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 442

Price Realized: $442.50

($375 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Stoneware Women's Relief Corps Jug Bank, probably Iowa origin, early 20th century, molded brown-and-white shoulder jug and carved coin slot, marked on body "W.R.C." / 135". The inscription on the bank probably refers to one of the Women's Relief Corps active in Union County, Iowa, during the time period. George Ide's 1908 History of Union County, Iowa ... notes the existence of Union Relief Corps No. 135 in Creston, Iowa, stating: "In conjunction with [a local] W. R. C. they are working hard for the Soldier's Monument." This little bank was probably fashioned to help with these efforts to raise money for what was a monument to Union soldiers, or some other cause for Civil War veterans. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 5 3/8".


Early 20th Century WRC (Women s Relief Corps) Jug Bank, probably Iowa originEarly 20th Century WRC (Women s Relief Corps) Jug Bank, probably Iowa originEarly 20th Century WRC (Women s Relief Corps) Jug Bank, probably Iowa originEarly 20th Century WRC (Women s Relief Corps) Jug Bank, probably Iowa origin

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