WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STENCILED STONEWARE JUG, salt-glazed, stenciled "2" gallon capacity, semi-ovoid form with an incised ring below the collared mouth, and strap handle with medial ridge. Cobalt stenciled spread-wing eagle grasping a banner lettered "Star Pottery", with brushed cobalt horizontal vine decoration above and stripes at base. Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA. Circa 1875. 14 3/4" H. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged except for a small chip to mouth collar and small glaze spall above one eagle wing.