Eleven Stoneware Bottles

19th Century

comprising one faceted stoneware bottle stamped George Stang and with cobalt decoration to neck; one bottle marked [?]ach & Litchfield; one bottle marked W.P.R. to shoulder in freehand cobalt glaze; four unmarked, two-tone, ginger beer bottles; and four unmarked bottles.

Height of largest 11 inches.

Provenance:Property from the Arizona State University Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum recognizes the special responsibility and public trust associated with the receiving, maintenance and sharing of objects of cultural and historical significance. Periodic, thoughtful reevaluations are necessary for the growth and proper care of the collection and the objects here no longer fit the museum’s mission, specialized collecting areas or are redundant. To better serve the cultural and educational needs of our audiences, we are deaccessioning these works following the highest standards of professional ethics as guided by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors. All proceeds are restricted in use to acquiring new art objects or for the direct care of the ASU Art Museum’s collection.


Overall chipping and surface abrasions to spouts, with minor areas of chipping to undersides; Litchfield bottle with browning and cracking to lower edge; Stang bottle with moderate chipping and pot stones; one unmarked bottle with browning and irregular network of cracking to shoulder, with marked chipping to underside; inventory numbers to undersides.

Estimate: $300 - $400
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