Small Washington County, Virginia stoneware jar with elaborate cobalt floral decoration on both sides and and small lug handles. Flaring rim with incised lines on the upper shoulder, base with beaded edge. 7 1/2" H x 4" dia. (at the mouth). 3rd quarter 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. It was also illustrated in the "Legacy in Clay" museum exhibit catalog and the book, "Great Road Style: The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee", Betsy K. White, University of Virginia, page 147, figure 133. CONDITION: Scattered chipping to the rim. One area of white paint transfer near the rim.
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