Antique Stoneware Merchant Jar for West Virginia Grocer
Stencil Decoration Made for F. H. Behrens (1846-1910) Grocer Wheeling, W. VA.
Circa 1880s: West Virginia merchant jars are highly prized in the collecting realms of antique American stoneware, and this 10" tall F. H. Behrens storage jar manufactured for one of Wheeling, West Virginia's leading grocers, surely fits the bill.
Although this jar rings true when tapped, there is some very tight hairline cracking around the base and bottom of the jar. These lines do not affect the structural integrity or visual impact of the crock, but they are there nonetheless. This is still a very nice and hard to find cobalt decorated merchant jar, and we have priced it accordingly.
Antique Merchant Jar for H.F. Behrens Grocer 2217 & 2219 Market Street Wheeling, W.VA.