COFFMAN FAMILY, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately two-gallon capacity, ovoid form with small arched double-groove handles, heavy bead below the medium collar and flat-top rim, base with beveled edge and no cut-off lines underneath. Unusual brushed manganese horizontal foliate decoration on each side, additional manganese decoration on collar and at handle terminals. Probably William Carlton Coffman (1822-1896) or his sons William Samuel Coffman (1846-1912), Edward Elone Coffman (1853-1919), and Robert Andrew Coffman (1855-1920) working near Conrad's Store/Elkton, VA. Circa 1850-1870. 11 5/8" H, 7 1/2" D rim. Literature: Closely parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 54, fig. 68. Provenance: From a Shenandoah Valley private collection. Catalogue Note: This is only the second recorded example of the Coffman family using manganese decoration.
Undamaged except for two minute flakes to handles and a flake under the base.