Two Cobalt-Decorated Baltimore Stoneware Jars

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 397

Estimate: $200-$300.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $225. 

Two Stoneware Jars, Baltimore, MD origin, 19th century, a one-and-a-half-gallon ovoid jar with squared rim and arched tab handles, decorated with a brushed tulip motif on the front and reverse, attributed to the Parr Family, circa 1840; paired with a two-gallon jar with brushed floral motif on front and reverse, stamped "P. HERRMANN," circa 1875. Provenance: Property deaccessioned by the Miller House Museum, Hagerstown, MD. Parr jar with a 1 1/2" rim chip and other, lesser chipping to rim, two short lines to one handle, a minor chip to same handle, a long, tight surface line across shoulder, and in-the-firing flakes to bottom edge. Herrmann jar with wear around base, in-the-firing pings and recessed spot to surface, a short line to underside, and minor traces of old green paint. H (of taller) 12 5/8".

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