VIRGINIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "3" gallon capacity stencil, cylindrical form with arched handles, beaded shoulder, and rounded rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "E. J. MILLER & CO. / QUEENSWARE & C. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.", with additional stenciled leaves and scrolled ornaments, brushed cobalt stripes below rim and at base, additional cobalt at handle terminals. Circa 1885. 13 1/2" H, 8" D rim. Provenance: Property of a Virginia estate collection.