• Stoneware/Redware
Lot 132

OHIO MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR

Estimate: $200 - $300
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OHIO MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, slight conical form with grooved wax-seal rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "J.A. FRANZ, / GROCERIES, / VEGETABLES, / FLOUR, CANDIES, MEATS / WINES, LIQUORS, TOBACC' / & CIGARS. / FRONT ST. / POMEROY, O.", brushed cobalt wavy line above, additional stripe below rim and above base. Circa 1875. 10" H, 4 3/4" D rim.
Catalogue Note: John Albert Franz was born in Ohio in 1842 to Bavarian immigrant parents. At the age of 18, Franz was listed in the 1860 census as living in Sidney, OH with his parents, his occupation listed as "brewer". Ten years later, he had relocated to Pomeroy and started his own family, his new occupation listed as "grocer". Franz's occupation was listed as "grocer & liquors" in the 1880 census. Twenty-years later, Franz no longer had a reported line of business and by the 1910 census, he was recorded as being "widowed", his occupation recorded as his "own income". John Franz died in 1919 and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Pomeroy. 

Condition

Having restoration to chip on interior rim, two hairlines including one approximately 2 1/2" L example extending from rim and one oversprayed (slightly yellowing) example extending up side from base.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.