Outstanding 4 Gal. A. CONRAD & CO. / NEW GENEVA, PA Stoneware Jug

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 310

Price Realized: $1,560.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stenciled "A. CONRAD & CO. / NEW / GENEVA / PA," circa 1875, ovoid jug with tooled spout, decorated with two large, finely-brushed tulip motifs above Alexander Conrad maker's stenciling. Stenciled rose motif to midsection. Base with large freehand "4," flanked by additional tulips and underscored by a stripe with "X" at the center. Among the finest-decorated examples of Conrad stoneware that we have offered, featuring unusually artistic floral decoration. Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Schaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, p. 165. Schaltenbrand describes this jug as follows: "A most unusual Alexander Conrad 4-Gallon Jug c. 1875. The stenciled decoration is typically Conrad; the brushed flowers and number have a Germanic flavor rarely associated with the Greensboro-New Geneva district." Missing handle. Old blue paint to surface, not associated with any sort of restoration. Salt drips to surface. A spout chip and minor spout wear. A long thin spider crack to base area of jug on left side, extending a short distance onto front of jug at base. An additional short, minor line to base on front.



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