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

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 452

Price Realized: $300.00

($250 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Two Stoneware Jugs with Pittsburgh Advertising, Western PA origin, circa 1875, one stenciled "JOHN McCULLOUGH. / WINES / & LIQUORS. / 127 LIBERTY ST / PITTS. PA.;" the other diagonally-stenciled "JACOB KELLER. / 190 / SMITHFIELD / ST. / PITTS." McCullough jug with staining to surface, chips to molding at base of spout, a small spout chip, and a crack across underside, extending a short distance onto base area of reverse. Keller jug with spout chips, small nicks to shoulder molding, an in-the-firing contact mark to shoulder, some light surface wear, tight lines to base area on right side of jug, and surface crazing further up right side of jug. H (of taller jug) 12".

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