November 09, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


John Bacon Signed Brown Stoneware Jug

British, mid 19th century, two gallon, two toned salt glazed jug with front impressed "JOHN BACON/AVLEY" incised in cursive at neck, "Drink and Be Merry/And Never Be Sad 1842" and "Good Luck to The Farmer/August 20th 1842", decorated with sprig applied drinking vignettes, hounds chasing a stag and buildings, incised on bottom, "A present From John Bacon/ Potter Bradley/Nr Bilston/Stafordordshire (sic)", 11 in.

Literature: For further information, please see Ivor Noel Hume, "John Bacon: Prince of Stoneware Potters?", Ceramics in America 2005, edited by Robert Hunter, Hanover and London: Chipstone Foundation, 2005, pages 20-36, ill. Figures 1-3

Provenance:The I. Noel Hume Collection of Artifacts and Antiquities


minor losses and cracks to sprig decoration, minor abrasions and glaze flaws consistent with age and use

Estimate: $600 - $900
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