IMPORTANT JOHN D. HEATWOLE, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE SQUAT JAR INSCRIBED FOR HIS WIFE

Item/Auction Attributes

Attributed to John D. Heatwole's Dry River Pottery
Mid 19th century
Light 1 1/2" hairline off rim at front, network of light hairlines to body on reverse
7 1/2" h, 5 1/8" dia rim
Property of Everette L. Carr.
Minnie Rhodes Carr (great grand-daughter of John D. Heatowle).
Descended directly from "Potter" John Heatwole (1826-1907).
Exhibited: Eastern Mennonite College, February 5 - March 5, 1978, #2
$8,000.00
$12,000.00
This jar is part of a group of pottery that descended through the Heatwole, Rhodes and Carr families of Rockingham Co. A companion jar from this group is inscribed "By J. D. Heatwole, 1851" and "Sugar" in cobalt script. Both jars were used in the Heatwole home near Dale Enterprise, VA. John Heatwole married Elizabeth Coffman, the daughter of Andrew Coffman, in 1848 while he was apprenticing at Coffman's Beldor pottery shop near Swift Run Gap in eastern Rockingham Co. Elizabeth's sister, Anna married Lindsey Morris, another Rockingham Co. potter who worked closely with the Coffmans and later established a pottery across the river from Heatwole's Dry River site
Published: Kaufman, {{Heatwole and Suter Pottery}}, p. 15, fig. 2 and p. 22, pl. II, left figure
Closely parallels Evans/Suter, pp. 31, 32, figs. 1-3