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C.N.Y. Whites Utica Stoneware 1894 Bezirks Turnfest Dolgeville N.Y. Mug. Blue highlighted words, bands and leaf handle. On the front reads: 25 Bezirks Turnfest West New York Dolgeville N.Y. 1894. There is a overlapping scroll mark and the number 11. In the center is a logo surrounded by a laurel and a light blue wash across the whole. The applied handle has a leaf shaped thumb grip. Around the top is a tiny clogged pattern with a larger clogged pattern around the base.The Turnfest was a local organized gymnastic competition that showcased fitness, strength and agility; typically held in a different city every 2-5 years. German immigrants continued strong tradition with great pride establishing the Turnvereine (Gymnastics Clubs) in America. The FFST (Frisch, Fromm, Stark, Treu) Logo surrounded by large laurel wreath is a variation of the "4F" Logo typically found on German "Turners" steins. These are quite rare in any condition. 5"H x 4.5"R

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Turnfest CNY Pottery Utica N.Y. Stoneware Mug

Estimate $10 - $100Aug 25, 2018