Jun 16, 2023
COFFMAN FAMILY ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "4" gallon capacity mark within a square frame, tall ovoid form with plain rim, beaded ring below the high-collared cylindrical neck, arched grooved handles, slightly arched cut-off lines to base. Brushed cobalt three-bloom "Rockingham Tulip" floral spray decoration on each side, a horizontal flower to each side of collar, and additional cobalt to handle terminals. Probably William Carlton Coffman (1822-1896) or his sons William S. Coffman (1846-1912), Edward E. Coffman (1853-1919), and Robert A. Coffman (1855-1920) working near Conrad's Store/Elkton, probably for Henry H. Miller or the Riverton Crock Works. 1850-1880. 14 3/4" H, 8" D rim.
Literature: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthenware, for a jar bearing similar decoration see p. 61, fig. 85 and for similar form see p. 54, fig. 68.
Catalogue Note: The capacity stamp seen on the present jar is previously unrecorded.
Excellent condition, having a shallow chip to rim and handle.
From the collection of Dr. William and Susan Cale, Harrisonburg, VA.
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