Rare Rockingham County, Virginia, Stoneware Preserve Jar inscribed "S.P. Miller"

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 51

Price Realized: $2,645.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Rockingham County, VA Stoneware Preserve Jar with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Incised "S.P. Miller," Elkton, VA origin, circa 1860-1870, squat-shaped form with tooled shoulder, tall collar, and ribbed lug handles, featuring the incised and cobalt-highlighted name, "S.P. Miller", above a brushed foliate design. Reverse decorated with brushed tulip extending from a leafy stem. Produced at the Miller family's Elkton, VA pottery, this jar is one of a few Rockingham County examples known with an incised name for a Miller family member. The name, "S.P. Miller", refers to Samuel Patrick Miller (1834-1895), the son of the pottery's owner, Henry Miller. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found at a Pennsylvania flea market. Shallow 1/2" chip above right handle. Minor chip to underside at bottom edge of jar. Two small in-the-firing contact marks on the front. H 6 3/4".


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