Extremely Rare and Fine Miniature Multi-Glazed Redware Jug, Shenandoah Valley / Strasburg, VA

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 222

Price Realized: $10,800.00

($9,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Miniature Multi-Glazed Redware Jug, attributed to J. Eberly & Co. or S. Bell & Sons, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890, cylindrical form with rounded shoulder and short, wide spout, the lead-glazed surface decorated with heavy splashes of copper, manganese, and cream-colored slip over a mottled ground. The jug form is among the rarest and most desirable utilitarian pieces produced with any regularity in Strasburg polychrome or "multi-glaze" redware. This example, presumably made as a child's toy, is the smallest of its kind that we have seen and features exceptionally strong copper decoration. Among the best Shenandoah Valley redware jugs known. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from the Stradlings, New York, NY in May of 1982. Minor base chip. Spout wear. A small in-the-firing ping near midsection. H 2 1/2".

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