VIRGINIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately half-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with beaded shoulder and rounded rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "E. J. MILLER & SON / DEALERS IN / CHINA AND / GLASS WARE. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.", with additional small cigar-like ornament. Circa 1885. 8 1/4" H, 5" D rim. Provenance: From a West Virginia private collection.
Undamaged except for a few minute flakes to shoulder bead, light wear to inner rim.