Greene County, Tennessee alkaline glaze and cobalt decorated stoneware pottery jar by E.W. Mort. Stamped under the handle "E. W. MORT MOHAWK". 13 3/4"H x 8" dia . E.W. Mort (1853-1923) was born in the Strasburg, VA and possibly trained as a potter in this area. In addition to working with Washington County, Virginia potters, other crocks stamped "E.W. Mort Mohawk" suggests he may have also worked in Greene Co., TN for a period of time. Mort ceased making pottery in 1893 and became a Methodist minister. Condition: Scattered chipping and one large chip to rim. One handle missing. Scattered chipping to body and several hairline cracks to the body.
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