BALTIMORE, MARYLAND DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "3" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, rounded rim, arched tab-like handles, and heavy beaded foot. Brushed cobalt floral and feathered leaf horizontal decoration full round, additional dropped floral and feather decoration off rim. Probably Earnest & Cowles or David Parr. Circa 1830-1850. 14 1/2" H, 7 1/2" D rim. Literature: See Kille - "Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore's Utilitarian Stoneware Industry", Ceramics in America 2005, p. 121, fig. 56 for a jar with closely related decoration that is stamped for Earnest & Cowles. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Each handle with a chip, five chips to foot, body with crack below one handle running across base.