SIGNED "IRELAND / & / DUEY.", "MT. CRAWFORD / VA", SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR

Item/Auction Attributes

1866-1867

Tight hairline below front decoration to base, rings true, glazed over chip at front of rim and several minor chips around rim

11 1/2" h, 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" misshapen rim, 7 1/2" d base

Property of a Rockingham Co. family

$2,000.00
$3,000.00

This "two-name" mark was used for a very short period of time before James Shinnick joined the firm. This jar’s bold atypical decoration combined with the extremely rare mark, presents an extremely striking and possibly unique example of Mt. Crawford pottery

Exhibited: "A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware", The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery, #101, Sept. 7 – Dec. 30, 2004, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society