BALTIMORE, MARYLAND DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, tall ovoid form with beaded collar, squared rim, and arched tab-like handles. Elaborate brushed cobalt floral and feathered leaf undulating decoration full round featuring eight fan-like blossoms, additional cobalt at handle terminals. Attributed to William Linton and Co. (circa 1849-1866) or Linton & Co. (circa 1867-1877). Circa 1850-1860. 12 1/2" H, 6 1/2" D rim. Literature: See Kille - "Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore's Utilitarian Stoneware Industry", Ceramics in America 2005, p. 103, fig. 20 for an oversized jar with identical decoration that is stamped "WILLIAM LINTON'S POTTERY AND SALESROOM, Corner of Lexington and Pine Streets, BALTIMORE, MD". Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged except for a shallow chip to one handle. Needs cleaning - interior with heavy calcium deposits, exterior with some lighter calcium streaks and spots.