WEST VIRGINIA "PEOPLE" DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark, semi-ovoid form with beaded shoulder and rounded rim, dark Albany-slip glazed interior. Brushed and sponged cobalt decoration depicting a woman in long dress and bonnet between two trees with short crescent above. Probably David Greenland Thompson's Morgantown pottery or a Uniontown pottery. Circa 1860. 12 3/4" H, 7 1/4" D rim. Literature: See Dues/Horvath/Heindl - "The Stoneware Years of the Thompson Potters of Morgantown, West Virginia, 1854-1890", Ceramics in America 2011, pp. 132, 133 for related examples. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Professional restoration to a break from front rim to base and back up to rear rim. Brown splotches to front, as made.