STRASBURG, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA POLYCHROME-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PITCHER, lead-, copper-, and manganese-glazed over a slip-wash, cylindrical form with a beaded shoulder below the flared rim, strap handle with two grooves, and a pronounced collared foot. Probably the pottery of Jacob Eberly (1830-1908) and Daniel Letcher Eberly (1859-1919), Strasburg, VA. Circa 1886-1903. 9 1/8" HOA, 6" D rim. Literature: Parallels Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 265, fig. 5.186. Provenance: From the estate of Orlean R. Holsinger, Staunton, VA.
Fair as-found condition, small foot chip, otherwise no chips or cracks, but with moderate glaze exfoliation.