Very Rare Small-Sized Andrew Jackson Political Jug, "25 000 MAJORITY / FOR / GNL JACKSON," 1824

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 88

Estimate: $500-$800.  A Note About Estimates

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Very Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Political Jug, Impressed "25 000 MAJORITY / FOR / GNL JACKSON," Northeastern U.S. origin, 1824, ovoid jug with semi-rounded spout and Albany-slip-glazed surface, impressed "25 000 MAJORITY / FOR / GNL JACKSON." This jug was made in protest of the results of the Presidential Election of 1824. A four-way race, John Quincy Adams won the presidency after it was brought to a House of Representatives vote, even though Jackson won a plurality of the popular vote. While the jug reads "25 000 MAJORITY," Jackson's popular vote total was actually 38,000 more than that of Adams. A related jar with Albany slip glaze and incised ship, likely by the same maker, stamped "25 0000 MAJORITY / GEN'L JACKSON," is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Excellent condition with a minor spout nick. H 7 3/4".

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