Exceptional A. K. BALLARD / BURLINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Stars Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 391

Price Realized: $6,000.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Star Decoration, Stamped "A.K. BALLARD. / BURLINGTON, VT," circa 1870, cylindrical jug with tooled spout, profusely decorated with nineteen stars surrounding a central flower blossom. Heavy spot decoration around shoulder and base. Among the finest examples of Ballard stoneware that we have ever offered, this work also serves as a wonderful example of the itinerancy of stoneware decorators and their designs. It was likely decorated by the same hand as a Canada West advertising jug, stamped "JOHN MILLAR / CHEAP CASH STORE / LEORGINAL CW" and bearing the same profuse star motifs, sold as lot 154 in Crocker Farm's July 18, 2015 auction. Excellent condition with two tiny spout chips. H 16".

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