3 Gal. H. F. BEHRENS / WHEELING, WV Stoneware Advertising Crock

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 266

Price Realized: $354.00

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

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Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock with Wheeling, WV Advertising, Western PA origin, circa 1875, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, featuring the stenciled advertising, "H.F. BEHRENS. / GROCER, / 2217 & 2219 / MARKET STREET / WHEELING. W . VA. / SOUTH BRANCH 3601 / JACOB ST." Freehand straight and wavy stripe decoration to shoulder and base. Stenciled "3" with flourishes at base. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A 1 1/4" glazed-over ping to side of jar. A shallow glazed-over chip to one handle and some minor wear to same handle. Two in-the-firing surface chips near base on reverse.

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