Rare JOHN YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 41

Price Realized: $2,832.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1856-1858, cylindrical jug with footed base and semi-rounded spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a flowering plant bearing two large, three-petaled blossoms. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and lower handle terminal. This jug features exceptional, enamel-like application of the cobalt and outstanding color to the decoration and jug. Excellent condition with only in-the-firing flaws, including a small in-the-firing chip to underside at edge, a minor glazed-over chip to interior of spout, and a minor, in-the-firing contact mark to top of handle.




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