WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STENCILED STONEWARE CANNING JAR, salt-glazed, approximately half-gallon capacity, tapered form with heavy collar and grooved wax-seal rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "JAMES HAMILTON" above a fan-like ornament and "GREENSBORO. / PA.", with brushed stripes above and below. Circa 1875. 8 1/4" H, 4 1/2" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Excellent condition with some light inner-rim flaking, minor flake to base, some light exterior hairlines under base, probably as made.