A commanding antique Jar or Storage Crock with cobalt stenciled advertising decoration, 4-Gallon capacity, Harrison County, West Virginia origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles. Elaborate floral stenciled decorations flank and surround Alexander Conrads maker advertising reading: 4 / A. CONRAD / SHINNSTON / W.Additional decorations include a large freehand cobalt stripe below the rim and brushed cobalt accents around the handle terminals. Shiny, Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Fun Fact : In 1880, the population of Shinnston, West Virginia was... Condition : Very Good to Excellent, essentially as-made condition. Other than two very minor rim chips on reverse (see close-up, photo #11), I can find no other post-production flaws. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy. No cracks, repaired damage or restoration work. West Virginia advertising jars are among the most highly-prized by advanced collectors.
See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Uncommon 4-Gallon capacity; measures 14-3/4H x 9-1/4W overall with a base diameter of 8-3/4.
The inner and outer rim diameters are 7 and 8-1/2, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware A+ 4G Jar Crock with Cobalt, A Conrad, Shinnston, West Virginia" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 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.