Rare J. P. PARKER (of Jane Lew, WV and Montour County, PA) Marked Stoneware Jar

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 141

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Ornamental Maker's Mark, Stamped "J.P. PARKER," Jane Lew, WV or Greenwood Township, Montour Co., PA, third quarter 19th century, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and semi-rounded rim, the shoulder impressed with a J.P. Parker maker's mark featuring a small debossed flowering vine above and two debossed anchors below. Surface covered in a light salt glaze. This jar is the first example of Parker stoneware that we have offered bearing this decorative maker's mark. It may have been made by Parker prior to his tenure in Jane Lew, WV, while active in Greenwood Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania, circa 1850. Excellent, essentially as-made condition.

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