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Huge Antique 4 Gal. Stoneware Jug~bee Design~c/b Redwing For Sale
PLEASE NOTE I'VE MADE A REVISION TO THE SHIPPING CHARGES: IN TRYING TO KEEP SHIPPING AFFORDABLE AND FAIR,THE CHARGESWILL BE NO MORE THAN $35 TO ANY LOCATION WITHIN THE LOWER 48, HOWEVER THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO THE JERSEY SHORE, THE LESS COSTLY SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE.
Up for offers is this huge antique stoneware jug...it was sold to me as Red Wing, and although it's not marked, I have found this bee design attributed to the Red Wing Stoneware Company. Unsure of the date of manufacture, but I'd guess mid to late 1800s. The stylized bee is pale cobalt---almost a navy blue---and the tips of the 'bee's' antennae may havehadraised glaze at one time, as it's now chipped off. Picture 5 will show one small notch along the mouth---done in the making and not considered damage.Great orange peel texture along the shoulder holds some of the darker glaze that's dripped in five spots along its upper side. Visible in picture 3, to the left side,is a rough spot on the surface--it looks like a large, raisedglaze drip broke off--and there's a 1/4 flake along the bottom rim. There's some minor loss to the salt glaze along the bottom and side, but otherwise no other chips, cracks or condition issues. Amazing to find it in such great condition. The bottom shows signs of wear you'd expect to find ona piece of this size and age.While there's no gallonage markings, it holds 4gallons. Yes,I filled it to find out for sure. The thick handle is applied and has a slight upward loop to it, and the overall shape is similiar to a beehive but it'swider at the shoulder thanat the bottom. Stands 16" high at thetop of the handle and is 10" across the bottom. HEAVY 23 lb. piece will be shipped economy for NO MORE THAN$35 within the LOWER 48, which will include delivery confirmation and insurance. Local pick-up is welcome. I mostly accept Paypal, but other forms of payment (cks or MOs) are OK, too. Please read the fine print below---it will explain how I run my sales---but don't hesitate to email with any questions if I haven't covered them in my 'stuff to read'. Thanks for lookin'!
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All of what I sell is old, so buyers should keep in mind that an item might have some imperfections which are normal and characteristic of old stuff. I try to catch every flaw, but I'm not perfect and can sometimes miss something. I prefer not to take returns, but will always try to work with a high buyer to resolve any issues. My sales start with a low-to-fair opening offer, which merely keeps listing fees down and in NO way means that I'm selling reproduction crap. I'm not a professional, and don't pretend to be, so I welcome "kind" comments with a smile and get rid of the rest. I don't "fluff" a description to cover any flaws, as that's messing with karma, and we all know that karma can get you at any time. I try to be easy to work with and am honest to a fault, so accusations of 'funny stuff' will land you a prime spot on my blocked buyers list. I try to give you the lowest shipping rate available, and shipping is combined whenever possible, but I won't pack cast iron with pottery, so don't even ask! Remember--I have a 5-business day window for shipping, but if I anticipate a delay, I'll let you know. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN INVOICE. Shipping discounts are given when labels are printed online, and I can pass along those discounts only if the high buyer waits for my invoice. The USPS has recently changed its PARCEL POST shipping to PARCEL SELECT, and online labels for Parcel Select only, with any discounts, won't be available until March. International offers are welcome, but anything over 4 pounds costs an arm and a leg to ship, so I'd suggest emailing for shipping charges before you offer. I normally don't refund shipping costs for returned items, but there are exceptions to every rule, and if I find I've screwed up royally, you'll get it all back. I don't buy new packing material (think RECYCLE), but will be happy to buy new supplies for anybody who wants them--just let me know and I'll add the Staples bill to your invoice. I feel I do a good packing job, but have no control over the USPS drop-and-kick method of testing secure packages, so insurance is a gotta-have. And this is so important: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ANY PART OF OUR TRANSACTION, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO IT CAN BE RESOLVED BEFORE YOU LEAVE NEGATIVE response!!! To recap: please check the sale descriptions, don't pay till you get an invoice, ask questions and email with concerns. I love communication, check my email daily and do my best to address problems the same day I get them. Whew! Think that's about it.
On Mar-23-13 at 14:22:13 PDT, seller added the following information:
i wanted to make sure buyers saw this added information. Seems like anything added from the " Questions" doesn't appear till the very bottom of the page....a loooooong scroll down. Don't want anyone to miss it!
This salt glazed beehive shaped jug with the cobalt lazy 8/target design, commonly referred to as a beesting, was made in Red Wing, MN around 1890 (They stopped using the salt glaze process in 1897). Nice piece. Good luck.
hello--thanks so much for the information...it's always appreciated! the seller is a reputable guy, but without a signature, i was going on his word only. now i have yours also! will be adding your message to the sale. regards diane