Four Quart Size Stoneware Canning Jars with Cobalt Fruit Stencils and Other Decoration

Western Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century

three one quart jars and a two quart example, all conical shaped, one with stenciled cherries, one with plums, one stenciled Excelsior Works, and one stenciled Jas. Hamilton & Co. Greensboro. Pa. 

Height of largest 8 inches.


Plums with uneven stenciling, as made chip on front base, large 1" rim chip on back side, with 3" hairline and another 3" hairline from rim of right side. Cherries with minor chips and chatters on interior rim, two chips to underside of base, darkened "baked" spot on backside. Excelsior with two very minor rim chips. Hamilton with browning on small area on left and several minor chips to interior rim. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
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