STAMPED "R. THOMPSON & CO. / GARDINER", MAINE DECORATED STONEWARE JUG, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, ovoid form with ringed mouth and strap handle with prominent central rib. Brushed cobalt vertical tulip decoration, additional cobalt across stamp. Circa 1840. 14" H. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Excellent condition, two very faint surface hairlines below mouth, minor flaking to cobalt, one glaze spall/pop to reverse below handle.