ZIGLER POTTERY, TIMBERVILLE, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE DIMINUTIVE CREAM PITCHER, salt-glazed, one-pint capacity, graceful ovoid high-shoulder body with flared neck featuring a single, incised medial ring and beaded rim, strap handle with squared lower terminal. Brushed dark cobalt decoration comprising an upright tulip flanked by leaves, 16 petals surrounding the neck, and additional cobalt at handle terminals. Zigler Pottery (active circa 1830 to after 1850), Timberville, VA, probably by head potter Andrew Coffman (1795-1853). Circa 1830-1840. 5 1/4" H, 3 3/8" D rim. Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 43, fig. 36, and p. 58, fig. 76. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Outstanding condition with only a small inner-rim chip and associated 1" interior-only hairline.