ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately half-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with three incised shoulder rings below the delicate flat-top rim, and bevel-edge base. Brushed cobalt three-petal leaf on stem decoration around shoulder. Probably John D. Heatwole (1826-1907), Dry River Pottery (active circa 1850-1890). Circa 1850-1870. 8 3/4" H, 4 3/4" D rim. Literature: See Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthenware, p. 62, fig. 87 and p. 73, fig. 118 for signed Heatwole jars with identical decoration. Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Purchased from Mary Cramer, Bridgewater, VA.
Base with a Y-shape crack that travels partly up one side, rim with a minor hairline and small chip.