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

Item/Auction Attributes

salt-glazed,
Probably Andrew Coffman (1795-1853), working at his Beldor site, or one of his sons, at Beldor or at John D. Heatwole's (1826-1907), Dry River Pottery (active circa 1850-1890).
Circa 1850.
Excellent condition, shallow chip to outer edge of rim to left of spout, 3 1/2" hairline off side rim to left of handle.
8 1/2" H, 4" D rim.
Provenance: Collection of Maxine and the late Carlton Rinaca, Shenandoah, VA.
$1,000.00
$2,000.00
Catalogue Note: The shape of this pitcher's body is reminiscent of the squat pots produced by the Coffman family and others. The solid blossoms are primarily seen on Andrew Coffman's wares; and the petals on the neck are directly associated with his time at the Zigler Pottery in Timberville. Both the soft gray and buff colorings of the clay are typical of eastern Rockingham (Beldor and Elkton) and Dry River products.
Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 45, fig. 42.