NEW YORK MERCHANT'S STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, rounded mouth, and arched handles, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stamped "CUNNINGHAM BROS., / WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN / DRUGS AND GROCERIES, / MOHAWK, N. Y.", above a slip-trailed cobalt fan-tail roadrunner bird, additional cobalt across stamp. Circa 1870-1880. 10 3/4" H, 7" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Excellent condition, very light crows-foot hairline under one handle and another under the base.