Gavels ’n’ Paddles: English Staffordshire jug, $4,888, Jeffrey S. Evans
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An English Staffordshire pearlware large harvester’s dated jug, painted in typical Prattware hues with neoclassical foliate swags above farming implements, sold for $4,888 at a Ceramics Auction held May 6 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Ralph Wood the Younger-type hollow-bodied figure of a stag, circa 1770-1800, hammered for $4,025; a Staffordshire pottery figure of a squirrel changed hands for $3,335; and a “Scinde” pattern rare Flow Blue two-handled serving dish made $1,035. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.