• Stoneware/Redware
Lot 126

WASHINGTON, DC MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE OVERSIZED JAR

Estimate: $500 - $800
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WASHINGTON, DC MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE OVERSIZED JAR, salt-glazed, designated twenty-gallon capacity, semi-ovoid form with flat-top rounded rim, incised and beaded neck ring, applied arched handles, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "A. LULLEY. / 616 / PENN AVE. / WASHINGTON, / D.C." and "HAMILTON / & CO. / GREENSBORO, / PA.", additional stenciled ornaments including flowers with foliate flanking capacity mark. Brushed cobalt "20" gallon capacity mark above base, bands, wavy line designs, additional cobalt to handle terminals. Fruit-like design made by several leaf-shaped stamps above base. Made for Anthony Lulley by Hamilton & Co., Greensboro, PA. Circa 1880. 24" H, 14 1/4" D rim.
Catalogue Note: Anthony Lulley was born in Budapest, Hungary. His father, exiled from his homeland due to participation in the Kossuth rebellion, emigrated with his family to the United States around 1850. The 1860 census listed a 20-year-old "Antonio" as a clerk, possibly working for his father who was recorded as working in "clothing". By 1870, Lulley was married with a toddler, his occupation listed as "Variety Store". Ten years later, he continued to be listed as working in a "Variety Store". At the turn of the century, a now widowed 55-year-old Lulley was recorded as living with his married daughter, Sarah. His occupation now listed as "Retired Merchant". By 1915, Lulley was residing in Atlantic City at The Breakers Hotel, owned by his son-in-law Joel Hillman. He passed away in 1917 in Atlantic City and was buried in Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery. 

Condition

Having extensive restoration, possibly having been broken and reconstructed.

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