MID-ATLANTIC DECORATED STONEWARE PITCHER, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, bold ovoid body with cylindrical neck having two incised medial rings, rounded rim, and strap handle. Brushed cobalt horizontal floral vine decoration featuring ten three-petal flower heads, feathers flanking spout and dropped from rim, additional cobalt at handle terminals. Probably Baltimore. Circa 1850. 13 1/4" H, 6 1/2" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Handle restored, otherwise only a light 3" hairline off rim and some light medial wear.