1859 DRY RIVER, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE DIMINUTIVE PITCHER

Item/Auction Attributes

Produced at John D. Heatwole's Dry River Pottery, or at Lindsey Morris' Pottery, located across the river from Heatwole's site
1859
Very good condition, three very minor rim flakes, hairline off the rim adjacent to the handle and across the base
6 1/2" h, 3" dia rim, 3 1/2" dia base
Property of a Virginia private collector.
Purchased at Green Valley Auctions in the mid 1990s
$8,000.00
$12,000.00
This important Rockingham Co. pitcher is seemingly unique in regard to its size and its combination of classic and prolific decoration, including the 1859 date. Heatwole and Morris each married one of Andrew Coffman's daughters and had worked together at Coffman's Beldor site before moving to the Dry River area. Considering their familial ties and close working proximity, it seems reasonable to assume that they worked together from time to time at Dry River
Form and date closely parallel Evans/Suter, p. 46, fig. 45
Decoration closely parallels Evans/Suter, p. 55, figs, 70, 71, and p. 93, fig. 176