2 Gal. Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro Stoneware Jug with Bold Stenciled Star

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 118

Price Realized: $2,160.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Scarce and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Cobalt Star Decoration, Stenciled "Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro.," PA origin, circa 1870, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with a large stenciled design of a star surrounded by triangularly-oriented maker's stenciling for the firm of Hamilton & Jones. Stenciled boldfaced "2" flanked by leaves at midsection. Straight and wavy stripe decoration throughout. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. A finely-decorated example featuring the region's desirable star motif and unusual diagonal maker's mark. A chip to side of handle and a few minor handle nicks. Discoloration to surface. A minor spout nick. A shallow base chip to side of jug. Some additional, minor chipping to base, much of which is glazed over.

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