Two (2) stamped J. B. Magee (J.B. Magee, Washington Co., Virginia) salt glazed stoneware pieces. 1st item: Tall unglazed jug with upside down stamp to the upper shoulder, 11 1/2" H. 2nd item: Stoneware preserving jar with a slightly flaring rim and cobalt decoration, stamped just below the incised upper shoulder, 8 1/2" H. Both pieces 4th Qtr. 19th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. Note: An example of Magee's pottery can be found in the book "Great Road Style: The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee", Betsy K. White, University of Virginia, page 144. Examples of Magee pottery are also shown in the catalog and 2005 exhibit, "Legacy in Clay: Pottery of Washington County, Virginia" William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: Jug overall very good condition with scattered firing flaws to the body. Cobalt jar with two hairlines, one emanating from rim, approximately 4 3/4" L and one emanating from the base approximately 3 3/4" L. Some glaze exfoliation to the rim.
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