‘EAGLE, SCROLL IN BEAK,’ RARE STAFFORDSHIRE DARK BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED JUG OF MELON FORM, WILLIAM ADAMS IV & SONS, STOKE, 1829-35.

Est. $1,000-$1,500

Printed under the spout with a displayed eagle bearing a shield on its breast and clutching a laurel branch and brace of arrows, the banner in its beak inscribed “E. PLURIBUS UNUM,” the sides with a large flower and floral spray, impressed factory and potter’s marks. Height 6 ½ inches.

Provenance: William & Teresa Kurau Antiques, Lampeter, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1996; CSS, December 8, 1996, lot 58; Ex-collection Mr. and Mrs. James Gabell.This pattern is only found on jugs of several different sizes and shapes; the melon form is the rarest.

Additional Information

lot_num

1

low_est

1000

high_est

1500

consignor

5326-27