H. SMITH & CO. ATTRIBUTED, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR

Item/Auction Attributes

salt-glazed,
Probably made for Hugh Smith (1769-1856) at the Wilkes Street Pottery, Alexandria, VA.
Circa 1825-1831.
Undamaged except of a flake to each handle, one handle with edge roughness, as made.
9 1/2" H, 4 1/2" D rim.
Provenance: Collection of Maxine and the late Carlton Rinaca, Shenandoah, VA.
$200.00
$300.00
Catalogue Note: While this pot's form is classic Hugh Smith, the decoration is atypical for Alexandria. However, the decoration does parallel the products of John and James Miller in Strasburg suggesting a possible association.
Literature: Form as Wilder - Alexandria, Virginia Pottery, p. 99, fig. HS008. Decoration parallels Comstock, Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 293, fig. 5.255.