Two (2) North Carolina James Franklin Seagle (Lincoln County, NC, 1829-1892) stoneware pottery jars. 1st item: Four (4) gallon stoneware pottery jar with light green alkaline glaze, pulled handles, a band of incised lines below the rim, an incised "4" denoting capacity and incised initials "JFS" for James Franklin Seagle. 14 1/2" H. Mid/late 19th century. 2nd item: Three (3) gallon stoneware pottery jar with light brown alkaline glaze and two applied lug handles. Incised initials "JFS" for James Franklin Seagle with an incised "3" below denoting capacity to upper mid shoulder. 13 1/4" H. Mid/late 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. Note: James Franklin Seagle was the son of potter Daniel Seagle. CONDITION: 1st item: Exfoliation to glaze to lower body, small approx. 1/2" chip to rim. Approx. 2" tight hairline emanating from rim. 2nd item: Fleabite to one handle, minor glaze exfoliation to rim and to one handle. Overall craquelure to glaze.
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