WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STENCILED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, beaded collar, and rounded rim, Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "J. HAMILTON / & CO" within a shield with stars, and "GREENSBORO, PA." below, additional stenciled flower ornaments flanking shield, and brushed stripes below rim and at base. Circa 1875. 10" H, 6" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Light hairline at reverse base, otherwise undamaged, grease leaching to exterior and some staining.