Three (3) North Carolina stoneware pottery items, including Sylvanus Leander Hartsoe. 1st item: Sylvanus Leander Hartsoe (Lincoln County, NC, 1850-1926) one gallon crock with brown salt glaze, two applied lug handles, and five incised lines around the neck. Incised initials "SLH" to one handle, incised "1" denoting capacity to other handle. 8 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. 2nd item: Jug with dark brown glaze and scattered blue rutile drips, extruded strap handle, and incised line around rim. Incised initials "CH" to upper shoulder. 9 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W. 3rd item: Jug with brown glaze and scattered blue rutile drips, extruded strap handle, and two incised lines around upper shoulder. Unmarked. 12 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: All pieces overall good condition with light general wear, firing flaws. 1st item: Numerous chips to rim and base, largest 1 1/8". 2nd item: Handle restored. Protective felt added to base. 3rd item: 1/8" chip with two 1/2" radiating hairlines to handle.
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