Very Rare M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Man's Profile

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 83

Price Realized: $6,600.00

($5,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration of a Man's Profile, Stamped "M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA," circa 1870, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a brushed design of a man's face with mustache, surrounded by a heavily-brushed wreath. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. This motif is believed to be a portrait of the potter-brothers, Michael or Theophilus Miller, and is the most iconic design known from this highly-prized Central Pennsylvania manufactory. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in New England. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some very faint crazing below decoration and an in-the-firing contact mark (dry spot) to base of jug.

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