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E.B. Taylor, Richmond, Virginia, Stencil Decorated Merchant Jug

Scarce Half Gallon Size

Circa 1880s: A.P. Donaghho, West Virginia's premier potter, made this rare 1/2 gallon 9 1/2" jug for Richmond VA merchant E.B. Taylor. Conditon is excellent with only a single minute flake on the lip. Jugs of this size, especially in this fine condition with a good, clear cobalt signature, are very hard to find and are extremely desirable by collectors who love diminutive pieces for the simple reason that they take up less shelf space than their hefty counterparts. This is a super clean jug in great condition with an excellent Virginia mark, a very nice piece of antique American stoneware. Interestingly, this is the first piece of stoneware we acquired, and this is the first time we have put it on the open market. We've had this wonderful jug in the house for over a decade and have decided it's finally time to let someone else be its keeper.

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

E.B. Taylor, Richmond, Virginia, Stencil Decorated Merchant Jug
For Sale: $575

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