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Middle Tennessee, DeKalb County, stoneware pottery pitcher with hand-written description on the body reading "Brighthill Lumes chaise Brother Prohibition May God Bee with you my Brother, L.D. Moore Superintendent". 9 1/2" H. Late 19th century. Note: Page 336 of the book "Tenneesee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790's to 1950, Volume 1", by Smith and Rogers, mentions a Lee D. Moore from DeKalb County, TN, "Both the 40DK11 pottery site and the clay bank were owned by a Moore family, though perhaps not until the late 1870s. L. D. Moore sold the clay bank between 1877 and 1879 then again in 1882. In 1917 his son H. L. Moore repurchased this same one-acre tract, which was reincorporated into the Moore farm. Both Lee D. Moore and his son Harmon L. Moore are indicated to have been farmers with no obvious connection to pottery making". Condition: Overall excellent condition with glaze drips and a few scattered unglazed inclusions around rim edge. Base underside edge with chips where there was likely an excess pooling of glaze.