WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MERCHANT'S STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, brushed "2" gallon capacity, cylindrical form with a slight shoulder, rounded flat-top rim, and Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "From / J.W. THOMAS. / Near / MUNTOWN. / PA." flanked with quarter fans, brushed cobalt undulating vine above stencil, additional brushed stripes below rim, flanking capacity, and at base. Circa 1870-1880. 115/8"H, and 7 1/4" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged, heavy calcium residue to interior.