Stoneware Jug, Political, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign, Old Abe Pres

Old Abe Prest Brushed in Cobalt, One Gallon
Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Pres
One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln.
Attributed to George W. Farrar, of the Farrar Family, New York, Vermont and St. John, Quebec, Canada – St. Johns Stoneware

Stoneware Jug, Political, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign, Old Abe Pres

A unique cobalt decorated stoneware jug impressed “S . Johns Stoneware” under spout; it appears that individual stamp dies were used with the maker forgetting to stamp the “t” to create an abbreviated “Saint” [ST.].

Lyman Stone (1800 – 1870) is listed in the 1850 census as a blacksmith in Waterbury, Vermont. He served as Division Superintendent on the Central Vermont Railroad.

One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln.

Item Date: 1862 [The factory was operated by George W. Farrar in 1862]

Estimated Year: 1862

Measurement: Height: 12.5"

Material: Salt glaze stoneware, cobalt

Item Condition: Outstanding original condition

Reference: To learn about the Farrar family of potters see American Stoneware by William C. Ketchum, published by Henry Holt and Company, 1991; pp. 44, 45, 46.

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SKU 1121-74

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