Rare Fredericksburg, Virginia Stoneware Advertising Jar by P. HERRMANN (Baltimore)

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 246

Estimate: $300-$500.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $1,300. 

Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Fredericksburg, VA Advertising, Stamped "P. HERRMANN," Baltimore, MD, circa 1870, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and squared rim, featuring the impressed and cobalt-highlighted advertising, "FROM / E,L. HEINICHEN & CO / FREDERICKSBURG VA." Swag decoration to shoulder. Impressed on reverse with Peter Herrmann maker's mark. Edward L. Heinichen's account of besieged Fredericksburg during the Civil War is considered an important document of the time and was published in the 2007 edition of Fredericksburg History & Biography. A photograph taken in May 1864 in the collection of the Library of Congress shows Heinichen's store on William Street. Heinichen had evacuated Fredericksburg at this time, and his shop was commandeered as a store room for the United States Sanitary Commission. A long inverted Y-shaped crack from rim on front. Rim chips. A thin crack across underside, curving a few inches onto base on one side, and 1" onto base on opposite side. H 11 7/8".

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