Middle Tennessee, White County, stoneware pottery jug with transitional tan to brown salt-glaze and applied strap handle. Stamped "JL" within a circle for James LaFever, Sr. (1816 – 1882) on the neck above two incised lines to the shoulder. Additionally stamped "JL" to the lower body beneath the handle. 13 1/4" H x 9 1/2" D. 8 lbs. Note: For more information about the potter and for examples of his stamp, refer to "Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters, 1790s-1950, Volume 2" by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen T. Rogers, published 2011, pages 789-790. Provenance: the Estate of Lynn Scholl Renau, Louisville, Kentucky. CONDITION: Chip to rim and some slight chipping to base. Some firing flaws to the body.
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