WEST VIRGINIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, heavy collar, and rounded rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "BOYERS, KNOTTS / PALATINE / W / VA." with brushed cobalt stripe above and below. Circa 1875. 10 1/4" H, 6" D rim. Provenance: From a West Virginia private collection.
Two hairlines off rim and some very light short hairlines around base.