Three (3) American stoneware or earthenware preserving jars, includingNorth Carolina, Ohio,Mid-Atlantic. 1st item: North Carolina 1 gallon alkaline glaze stoneware preserving jar faintly stamped below the rim "LSR/Blackburn NC" for Luther Seth Ritchie (Catawba County, 1867 to 1940). 8 1/2" H. Early 20th century. 2nd item: Stoneware preserving jar stamped on the upper shoulder "J. Rambo", attributed to Joseph Rambo (1823-1881), active in Muskingum County, Ohio. 8 1/4" H. Late 19th century. 3rd item: Mid-Atlantic copper oxide glazed earthenware preserving jar with sine wave decoration to the mid-section. Unmarked. 6 3/8" H. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered firing flaws and glaze voids along the base, in the making. 1/2" chip to rim. Felt protectors added to base. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. 3rd item: Firing flaw to one side, minor glaze exfoliation to rim.
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