Three (3) Southern stoneware pottery items, including 1 1/2 gallon jar attributed to Lindsey Campbell. 1st item: Attributed to Lindsey Campbell (Johnson County, Tennessee, active ca. 1870-1885) 1 1/2-gallon jar with a light brown salt glaze, having two lug handles and incised lines around the neck. Unmarked. 11" H x 10" W. Biography: "Lindsey was the son of William Campbell, a potter who worked in Lincoln and Catawba counties in North Carolina, and then moved to Virginia around 1869. The 1870 census for Johnson County shows Lindsey Campbell as a 19-year-old potter living with his new wife in the household of Lawrence Smith, a neighbor to Lindseyâs mother-in-law, Matilda Rainbolt. The Rainbolt family had lived here, on a sizable tract of land, for many years before Lindsey Campbell came to the area from North Carolina. He was present by May 8, 1870, when he married their daughter Candis, and he eventually owned 80 acres of what had been Rainbolt land. On the 1880 census, Lindsey is shown as a farmer, probably because his Johnson County pottery was a seasonal or part-time operation. Campbell only lived until 1885, his widow until 1936." (source: Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790s to 1950, Vol. I, by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen T. Rogers, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Research Series No. 18, 2011, pp. 186-190). 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) alkaline glazed pitchers with applied strap handles, pinched spouts, and incised lines to the upper shoulder or neck, probably North Carolina. 8 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W to 9 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with scattered firing flaws. 2nd-3rd items: Smallest pitcher with 1 1/4" hairline and 5/8" chip to rim. Largest pitcher with chips, largest 1/2" to rim and base.
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