VIRGINIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JUG, salt-glazed, approximately half-gallon capacity, semi-ovoid form with neck collar, plain mouth, and strap handle. Stenciled cobalt "E. J. MILLER & SON. / DEALERS IN / CHINA AND / GLASS WARE. / ALEXANDRIA, VA.", with additional small elliptical ornament. Circa 1885. 8 1/2" H. Provenance: Property of a Virginia estate collection.
Undamaged with outstanding color contrast.