MID-ATLANTIC DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with a sharp shoulder, rounded rim, and heavy-bead foot. Unusual brushed cobalt decoration featuring a medial squiggle band supporting four spaced upright multi-leaf flowers, each having a single blossom bent below the rim. Probably Baltimore, possibly Alexandria, VA. Circa 1820-1835. 10" H, 6" D rim, 6 1/4" D base. Provenance: Descended in the family of Casper Rinker (1789-1861) of Gainesboro, Frederick Co., VA.
Property of a Rinker family member.