Unusual Stoneware Snake Jug Inscribed "SURE CURE FOR SNAKE BITE," Midwestern origin

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 48

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Bristol-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Cobalt-Decorated Snake, Inscribed "SURE CURE FOR / SNAKE BITE", Midwestern origin, late 19th or early 20th century, cylindrical jug with narrow spout and Bristol-slip-glazed surface, decorated with a hand-modeled and applied clay snake, highlighted in cobalt slip. Incised eyes, nostrils, and mouth to snake. Base with humorous stamped cobalt inscription, "SURE CURE FOR / SNAKE BITE". Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 5 3/8".


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