VIRGINIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, brushed "1 1/2" 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, and brushed stripes above and below. Circa 1885. 11" H, 7" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged with some moderate wear to upper lettering and stripe.