STAMPED "W. H. LEHEW & CO. / STRASBURG, VA" SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with incised shoulder ring, beaded collar, and thin flat-top rim. Brushed cobalt dropped-feather decoration repeated five times around the ring. The pottery of William H. Lehew (b.c. 1825-aft. 1891). Circa 1860-1880. 12" H, 8" D rim. Literature: Stamp is arched variation of Comstock - Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 295, fig. 5.264. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged except for a light Y-shape hairline to base.