Middle Tennessee stoneware two-handled pottery jar or urn, signed "George Dunn, The Potter" and dated "Nov., 2, 1875". Wide base rim signed with the initials "W.L.D." Green/brown glazed jar with grey stoneware color lower section, opposing strap handles terminating in curled points ("rat tail"). Possibly by George Washington Dunn (1870-1944). 11" H x approx 9" W. Note: According to Sam Smith and Stephen Rogers reference, there was a George A. Dunn from White Co. who died in 1875 (p. 663, Volume 2 of "Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters, 1790s-1950) but whether this jar is noting the death date of this potter is unknown. A similar urn form with the inscription for G. W. Dunn is illustrated on page 387 of the same book. Condition: Chip to backside edge of rim, tip of rat tail terminal of right handle broken.
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