1st item: West Tennessee two handled churn with crimped medial flange joining both halves of the jar, one lug handle and one applied pulled handle, with an incised "4" denoting capacity above an incised sine wave. 18 1/2" H. 2nd item: West Tennessee pitcher with pulled handle, incised line on the upper shoulder above an incised sine wave. 7 1/2" H. Total weight 15 lbs. Provenance: Found in a Henderson County estate. Note: The Cravens were important potters in the Piedmont area of NC and are best known for their salt-glazed stoneware (See Smith and Rogers' Survey of Historic Pottery Making in Tennessee and Turners and Burners by Charles Zug.) Around 1829, Thomas Craven (NC, b. 1775) and his family moved out of North Carolina. He and three of his sons, Balaam, John M., and Solomon moved to Clarke Co. GA. His other two sons, William R. and Tinsley W., along with his brother-in-law, John Fesmire, moved to Tennessee. They can be found in the 1830 Henderson Co. census. Tinsley's known stamps are T W:CRAVEN or T.W. CRAVEN & CO. Tinsley W. Craven died in Henderson Co. in 1860. CONDITION: 1st item: Firing glaze void running vertically, areas of glaze loss. Hairline crack encircling 2/3 circumference of base, does not go through body. 2nd item: Previous repair to base 3" L. Tight hairline to one side running vertically. Chips to spout and rim. Firing flaws to body.
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