Lot of Two: Western PA Stoneware Jugs with Stenciled PITTSBURGH Liquor Dealers Advertising

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 443

Price Realized: $570.00

($475 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 2 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

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Two Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jugs with Pittsburgh, PA Advertising, Western PA origin, circa 1875, one stenciled "GETTY & CO. / WHOLESALE LIQUOR / DEALERS. / 180 & 182 FIRST / PITTSBURGH. PA;" the other stenciled "JOHN SAUEREISEN / & CO. / WHOLESALE / LIQUOR DEALERS. / 426 FITH(sic) AVENUE. / PITTSBURGH. PA." Both with freehand stripe decoration. Smaller jug with area of heavy surface scratches to side of jug, a small glazed-over spout chip, and a small post-firing spout chip. Larger jug with two minor spout chips and some light surface wear. H (of taller jug) 11 1/4".

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