Lot of Two: Western PA Stoneware Jugs w/ Stenciled PITTSBURGH Liquor Advertising

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 444

Price Realized: $480.00

($400 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 3 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 "G.W. SCHMIDT. / WINEST & LIQUORS. / 95 / FIFTH AVE., / PITTSBURGH.;" the other stenciled "THOS. E. POLLARD. / WHOLESALE LIQUOR / DEALER. / COR. PENN & 11th. STS / PITTSBURGH. PA." Schmidt jug with crazing to shoulder, in-the-firing chipping along bottom edge, a glazed-over chip to top of spout, and some shallow, glazed-over chipping to edge of handle. Pollard jug in excellent condition with some light handle wear. H (of Pollard jug) 11 7/8".

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