COFFMAN FAMILY, EASTERN ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR

Item/Auction Attributes

salt-glazed,
Probably William Carlton Coffman (1822-1896) or his son William Samuel Coffman (1846-1912) at Beldor or at Henry H. Miller's Elk Run Pottery near Conrad's Store/Elkton.
1850-1870.
Good overall condition, freeze crack around part of base which extends as a hairline up one side, several shallow chips to rim exterior on one side.
15 1/2" H, 8" D rim.
Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley of Virginia private collector. Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 6/28/2008, lot 54.
$800.00
$1,200.00
Catalogue Note: A very intriguing example of the classic high-collar form that Andrew Coffman introduced to Rockingham Co. The form was later made by his sons, as well as John D. Heatwole and Emanuel Suter. The decoration on one side of the present jar is a combination of the petals Andrew Coffman used during his initial employment at the Zigler Pottery in Timberville, and the tulip and feathered leaves employed later by his son and grandsons. The other decoration comprises highly stylized and familiar Coffman family individual ornamental devices employed in a unique, abstract combination.
Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 53, figs. 65, 66, p. 54, fig. 68, and p. 59, fig. 81.