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


Large Signed Stoneware Advertising Jug

British, 19th century, salt glazed brown stoneware with impressed "Mrs. Roberts Barrel Inn" and "Bagworth/ 1849", sprig decorated with British Royal Arms, buildings and agricultural implements, grapevine border at shoulder, signed on bottom "Made By John Bacon At Bradley Pottery 1849", 16 in.

Literature: 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 14-21

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


several large cracks at bottom extending through body, large old chip at rim near handle, minor losses and cracks to sprigged decoration, scattered wear and abrasions

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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