East Tennessee lead glazed earthenware jug with a large extruded handle, three incised lines on the upper bulbous midsection, tapered rim, beaded base edge, unglazed bottom. Possibly Cain Pottery of Sullivan Co., TN. 7" H. 3rd Qtr. 19th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. Note: This jar was exhibited in the "Legacy in Clay: Pottery of Washington County, Virginia" 2005 exhibit, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA. The jar is also illustrated in the "Legacy in Clay" museum exhibit catalog. Note: recognition of the prolific Cain pottery in East Tennessee was noted in published resources as early as 1909, where in the publication "Historic Sullivan", Oliver Taylor states "Another factory which received national attention was the Cain pottery, located at Emanuel Church, and owned by two brothers, William M. and Abe Cain…It was operated about 1840 and, among other wares, souvenir jugs were made, many of which are still in existence". (Research courtesy of Dr. Carole Wahler). CONDITION: Some minor glaze exfoliation to the spout and handle, very shallow fleabites to one side of the base.
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