WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, brushed "6" gallon capacity, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, beaded collar, rounded rim, and arched handles, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "HAMILTON & JONES. STAR" arched above a spray of roses and "POTTERY.", additional stenciled small stars, brushed cobalt horizontal vine and stripes above, and graduated dashes flanking the capacity designation below, additional cobalt at handles. Circa 1875. 17 1/2" H, 9 1/2" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged except for a minor shallow chip to edge of base, scattered small areas of discoloration.