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Published October 06, 2011, 12:00 AM

19th-century ironstone jar


This 19th-century ironstone jar once held live leeches. It has hand-painted flowers, gilt and other decorations. The lid is pierced to let air into the jar. Brunk’s Auctions in Asheville, N.C., estimated its value at $300 to $600.

Cowles Syndicate

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