J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 289

Price Realized: $360.00

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

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA," circa 1875, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and arched tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a flowering vine motif in the classic Swank style. Leaf-like brushwork to handle terminals. Cobalt stripes under one handle. Impressed with J. Swank & Co. maker's mark under opposite handle. A large crack across underside, extending to shoulder on two sides. A 1" in-the-firing chip to bottom edge. Tiny chips to rim. A tiny chip to one handle. Some fry to cobalt.




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