salt-glazed with dipped brown iron-oxide wash,
Attributed to John Blake Swann (1789-aft. 1831), Wilkes Street Pottery, Alexandria, VA.
As-found condition, each with crack, one from rim and the other from base, one with a shallow chip under each handle, one with single base chip, other with multiple base chips.
9 1/4" and 9 1/2" H, 5" D rims.
Provenance: From a Shenandoah Valley estate collection.
Catalogue Note: The present jars represent the earliest type of stoneware produced in Alexandria and possibly date to Swann's apprenticeship at the pottery of Lewis Plum and James Miller which was established in 1803.
Literature: Parallels Hunter (ed.) - Ceramics in America 2012, p. 115, fig. 2, "'Stone-ware of excellent quality, Alexandria manufacture' Part I: The Pottery of John Swann", by Barbara H. Magid.