Western North Carolina (Lincoln County) medium olive alkaline glazed stoneware jug marked "MAH" for Martin Alexander Helton and "3" denoting capacity. Pulled, flattened handle attaches to the side of the neck. According to Cinda Baldwin, author of Great and Noble Jar: Traditional Pottery of South Carolina, Martin Alexander Helton also established a pottery in the York County community of Sharon, South Carolina. M.A. Helton was a member of the Hilton (pottery) clan of North Carolina (p. 138). 15 1/2" H. Mid-19th century. CONDITION: Light surface crazing to glaze and scattered firing flaws to body, overall good condition.
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