WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED STONEWARE FLOWERPOT, salt-glazed, slightly conical form with double crimped rim and integral saucer with crimped rim, three punched drain holes. Brushed cobalt running vine decoration full round. Circa 1870-1880. 8 5/8" H, 8 5/8" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA. Catalogue Note: Stoneware flowerpots of this form are extremely rare. While the form in earthenware is closely associated with Strasburg, VA, the decoration on this pot is indicative of wares from western Pennsylvania including those by Isaac Hewitt of Rice's Landing.
Excellent condition with some minor professional restoration to rim and possibly body, saucer with calcium residue.