Description : An exceptional antique Stoneware Storage Jar with freehand stripes and cobalt stenciled advertising decoration, 4-Gallon capacity, SW Pennsylvania origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled shoulder, rounded rim and applied lug handles. Crisp stenciled cobalt merchant advertising reads: RIHN & WEILER / GROCERS / 16th. / WARD / PITTSBURGH, PA.
Above : an elaborate 8W stencil; Below : a 4 capacity designation is flanked by two man in the crescent moon stencils. Three freehand cobalt stripes highlight the rim and base. Heavy brushed cobalt accents at each handle terminal. Shiny, gray Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany or Mineral Slip interior.
Note : This Jar was likely a special order from one of the Greensboro (PA) manufactories. See Internet for further information. Condition : Some minor imperfections noted below; otherwise in Very Good to Excellent as-made condition with strong color and crisp stenciling. Rim with age-appropriate wear from use and a contact mark in-the-making.Left handle has a line/firing flaw. Right handle has a small chip.
Base with expected wear and a shallow flake. Inherent glaze and surface imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy.
No cracks, repaired damage or restoration work. See photos for complete details and close-ups.
Please consider them as part of the description. Commanding size, fine decoration and desirable PA Merchant Advertising. Measures 14-1/2H x 9-1/2W overall with a base diameter of 8-1/2.
The inner and outer rim diameters are 6-1/2 and 8, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware 4G Merchant Jar with Cobalt Stencil Advertising, Pittsburgh, PA" is in sale since Saturday, July 13, 2019.
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.