Description : An exceptional antique Pantry Jar or Storage Crock with cobalt stenciled advertising decoration, 1-Gallon capacity, probably SW Pennsylvania origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled shoulder and rounded rim. Elaborate, multi-line stenciled cobalt merchant advertising reads. PHILADELPHIA TEA HOUSE / CHRIS BEHRENS / / PROPRIETOR / AND DEALER IN / GROCERIES, FLOUR, PRODUCE / COUNTRY / & C. / 3601 JACOB AND 36 & 38 THIRTY SIXTH / STS.
Shiny, Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Note : I believe the C. West Virginia advertising jars are among the most highly-prized by advanced collectors. I have only seen one other Philadelphia Tea House 1-Gallon example, brokered though Crocker Farm 7+ years ago (Lot 343, 10/29/11).See Internet for further information. Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with strong color and fine stenciling. Some minor imperfections noted below. Faint surface line on reverse, near base (photo #11). Surface scars in-the-making, left side (photo #12). No chips, repaired damage, restoration work or other excuses. Displays brilliantly; this Jar will feature prominently in any collection of American Stoneware. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description.
Very desirable size, form and Wheeling Merchant Advertising. Approximate 1-Gallon capacity; measures 10H x 6W overall. The inner and outer rim diameters are 4-3/8 and 5-3/4, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.The item "Antique Stoneware A+ Merchant Jar with Cobalt Advertising, Wheeling, W. Virginia" is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018. 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.