Lewis Miles Pottery, Edgefield, South Carolina stoneware pottery jar with an olive colored alkaline glaze, ovoid form with two lug handles, deep incised initial signature on the shoulder "L. M." and dated March 12, 1857 below the rim with four additional punch marks (denoting capacity) and two incised slash marks to the left of the initials. 13 7/8" H x 40" circumferance. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. Note: This jar originally sold in 2002 at the Southern Folk Pottery Collectors Society auction from the Collection of George & Shirley Plaster, page 118 of the catalog. CONDITION: Very slight nicks to one handle. According to the 2002 Southern Folk Pottery Collectors Society auction catalog, the base of the jar was restored with a glossy finish for preference, not due to any condition issues with the original base (now covered with a glossy surface).
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