IMPORTANT COFFMAN SCHOOL, PROBABLY ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA INSCRIBED AND DECORATED SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE DIMINUTIVE LIDDED JAR

Item/Auction Attributes

Attributed to the school of Andrew Coffman, probably Eastern Rockingham Co
Mid 19th century
Outstanding condition having only the partial loss to one handle and minor flakes to lid
5 3/4" h overall, jar 4 1/2" h, 3" dia rim, 4 1/4" dia overall, 2 7/8" dia base
Formerly from the estate of Craig Patterson, Grottoes, Va
$8,000.00
$12,000.00
This jar's inscriptions are by the same hand as the examples illustrated by Evans and Suter although its small size and decoration are atypical. While Eddins has not been positively identified, a Julia A. Eddins was recorded in the 1860 Madison Co. census. Evans/Suter notes that several examples of this more bulbous style jar have been found in Madison and Greene Counties which are east of Rockingham Co., just across the Blue Ridge Mountains from Coffman's Swift Run/Beldor site. This jar was originally discovered in the Patterson estate of Grottoes which is located on Rt. 340 directly south of Coffman's pottery. This corridor has been the source of numerous other Coffman attributed lidded jars
Closely related to Evans/Suter, pp. 41, 42, figs. 30-33