STAMPED "IRELAND / DUEY / & / SHINNICK / MT. CRAWFORD / VA.", SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "1 1/2" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with incised shoulder ring and collared squared rim. Brushed cobalt vertical floral decoration spaced around shoulder. The pottery of Mathias Ireland, George Duey, and James Shinnick. Circa 1868-1875. 11 1/2" H, 7 1/4" D. Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 68, figs. 103, 104.
Rim with two chips at one side, minor chip and short light hairlines at base, overall surface firing crazing, as made.