Description : A 19thC Stoneware Whiskey Jug with Cobalt Stencil Maker Advertising, 1-Gallon capacity, Beaver County, Pennsylvania origin, c. Wheel-thrown, slightly tapered form with eased shoulder, tooled spout and applied strap handle with impressed thumbprint on the lower terminal.Cobalt-Stenciled Advertising on the lower third reads: S. In addition, both handle terminals are highlighted in Brushed Cobalt. See Internet for further information on the maker(s). Interesting Note : Prior to the decoration, this jug was dipped in medium gray-colored slip. This method was used by a few potteries in Western PA (Beaver County in particular), to coverup the somewhat earthy, reddish-colored local clay.
Not only did it provide a smoother, salt-glazed finish, it also made for a more traditional (gray) contrast against the bold blue cobalt decoration(s). See Internet for further information.Condition : Very Good++ overall with attractive form and decoration. There is a tight t-shape surface-only hairline visible on the upper shoulder, as shown, and moderate kiln discoloration on the left side, as shown. Rim has general wear and roughness, mostly in-the-making. Handle is completely intact and undamaged. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy.
See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 11-5/8H x 7W overall. A surprisingly heavy Beaver PA Jug for your Western PA collection weighing in at 6.6 lbs! Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.The item "Antique Stoneware XRare Western PA Jug with Cobalt, S Johnson & Son, Beaver, 1870" is in sale since Monday, March 22, 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.