Western North Carolina dark brown alkaline glaze 4-gallon stoneware pottery jug, tall ovoid form with pulled strap handle, stamped below the spout "NB" for Nelson Bass (Lincoln County, NC, 1846-1918) and incised "4" denoting capacity. 16 1/4" H. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with a few firing flaws to body, small hole to mid-section of body.
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