Grouping of Tennesee pottery including two Nashville whiskey jugs and a TN stoneware jar. 1st item: Tennessee stoneware whiskey jug with incised description on shoulder, "Return to J. J. Heuser Jr. Nashville, Tenn. 10.5" H. 2nd item: Tennessee stoneware whiskey jug with stencil, "Old Peerless Tennessee Whiskey M. Ryan Nashville, Tenn.". 9" H. 3rd item: Tennessee stoneware jar, attributed to the Decker pottery of Washington Co., TN. Flattened lug handles, incised lines around lower rim, stamped "4" above handle, denoting gallon capacity. Although most Decker jars have extruded lug handles, this example's gallon capacity mark is very similar to the style and size used by the Decker pottery. 14 1/4" H. 19th century. Provenance: Gatlinburg, TN collection. Condition: 1st item: spider hairlines and cracks with loss at intersection of lines. 2nd item: shallow chip to rim, couple of tight hairlines running from base to midsection of jar, chips to base underside. 3rd item: Overall very good condition with minor chip to one lug handle.
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