Important O.H. Smith (Flemington, NJ) 1889 Jug Commemorating Opening of the Pottery

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 334

Price Realized: $1,062.00

($900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Five-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "AUG 20 1889 / NEW POTTERY," Oliver and Lincoln Smith, Lehigh Valley Pottery, Flemington, NJ, 1889, cylindrical jug with tooled spout, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed floral motif featuring two large blossoms inscribed with the date "AUG 20 1889." Leaves below are inscribed with the freehand words, "NEW POTTERY," referring to the opening of the Oliver and Lincoln Smith's stoneware manufactory adjacent to the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Flemington, NJ. Cobalt highlight to capacity mark. This historic jug likely came from the pottery's first major firing and may have served as a storefront display piece. A long, fairly tight crack on reverse, extending from shoulder to base area. Otherwise excellent condition.


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