STAMPED "J.D.HEATWOLE", ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE PITCHER

Item/Auction Attributes

John D. Heatwole, Dry River Pottery, Rockingham Co., VA
1860-1870

Excellent condition, a network of hairlines across the base, several of which traverse 1" to 2" up the sides

9 1/4" h, 4 1/2" dia rim

Descended in the family of Minnie Rhodes Carr (great grand-daughter of John D. Heatwole).
Descended directly from "Potter" John Heatwole (1826-1907).
Exhibited: Eastern Mennonite College, February 5 – March 5, 1978, #17

$6,000.00
$9,000.00

This pitcher represents only the second recorded example of Heatwole’s scrolled frame stamp. It was most likely an ownership ink stamp used by Heatwole to mark books from his library. Kaufman illustrated an example of this stamp inked into a book from Heatwole’s library

Published Kaufman, {{Heatwole and Suter Pottery}}, p. 20, fig. 17, and p. 27, pl. XV

Published Comstock, p. 330, fig. 6.36

Closely parallels Evans/Suter, p. 47, figs. 48, 49

Stamp as Evans/Suter, p. 90, fig. 168, and Comstock, p. 322, fig. 6.14