Knox County, TN stoneware two handled jar stamped at base "SMITH" with a partially obscured "I" after SMITH. Attributed to Knox County potter, Samuel Smith, Jr (active second quarter of the 19th century). According to Sam Smith and Stephen Rogers, "Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters, 1790s-1950", the Samuel Smith pottery was in operation by 1820 and lasted until about 1832. It is "the only pottery among those listed on the 1820 census of Tennessee manufacturing establishments described as making anything other than earthenware. According to this source, the proprietor was Samuel Smith of Knoxville, who operated a ìStone Ware Manufactoryî that employed two men." 13 1/2" H. Second quarter of the 19th century. Condition: Jar has been repaired and restored from being broken into a handful of large fragments. Condition: Jar has been repaired and restored from being broken into a handful of large fragments.