Description : An unusual 19thC Stoneware Whiskey Jug with Cobalt Stencil Maker Advertising, Half-Gallon capacity, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania origin, c. Wheel-thrown, tall cylindrical form with eased shoulder, tooled spout and applied strap handle. Multi-line Cobalt-Stenciled Advertising on body reads: T. / WHOLESALE / LIQUOR / DEALERS / NO.Condition : Jug was broken into three large pieces at some point. It was perfectly reassembled/glued to near-original condition.
Faint lines are visible upon close inspection and there is one very small, triangular-shaped area of fill on the left side (see close-up, photo #8). Someone must have though quite highly of this whiskey! Very attractive 2-Quart form and desirable stenciled Western Penna merchant decoration. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections, including stack marks and discoloration on upper shoulder, noted for descriptive accuracy.
See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures only 10-1/2H x 5W overall. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.
The item "Antique Stoneware 2QT Western PA Merchant Jug with Cobalt Advertising, Pittsburgh" is in sale since Thursday, August 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.