WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STENCILED STONEWARE BUTTER CROCK, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with a rounded rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "HAMILTON AND JONES. / MANUFACTURERS. / GREENSBORO, / PA.", additional stenciled decorative ornaments, brushed cobalt stripe below rim and at base. Circa 1875. 7" H, 8" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Excellent condition, very light 3" hairline off front rim, minor flake to collar below rim at side, some light exfoliation to cobalt stripes, possibly as made.