MT. CRAWFORD, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA ATTRIBUTED DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, ovoid form with two tab-like handles, heavy collar, and rounded rim. Brushed cobalt dropped flower and leaf decoration surrounding shoulder, additional cobalt feather below each handle and at terminals. Probably the pottery of Mathias Ireland, George Duey, and James Shinnick. Circa 1868-1875. 10" H, 5 3/4" D rim. Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 68, fig. 102. Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley private collector.
Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 11/12/99.
Ad Chaplin estate, Spring Creek, Rockingham Co., VA. Catalogue Note: This jar exhibits a Strasburg style of decoration demonstrating the influences that James Shinnick brought to Mt. Crawford from his time working there.
Undamaged except for a loss to edge of base that likely occurred during manufacturing.