STRASBURG, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JARS, LOT OF TWO, salt-glazed, approximately half-gallon and "2" gallon capacity, each cylindrical form with squared rim, small example unmarked, larger stamped for S. Bell & Son. Each with brushed cobalt decoration off shoulder. Circa 1880-1890. 8 1/2" and 12" H. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Small example with a few minor rim flakes and a shallow chip to base, larger with four chips to rim and light hairline off the rim.