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SIGNED RUBEN COFFMAN, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY
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SIGNED RUBEN COFFMAN, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, two incised shoulder rings, collared neck, and broad flat-top rim. Brushed cobalt band below the rings. Neatly incised "Made by R S Coffman" above rings. Reuben S. Coffman (1836-1900), probably working at John D. Heatwole's (1826-1907), Dry River Pottery (active circa 1850-1890). Circa 1860. 9 7/8" H, 6 1/8" D rim.
Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 71, fig. 111, and Comstock - Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 389, fig. 7.27.
Provenance: Collection of Maxine and the late Carlton Rinaca, Shenandoah, VA._x000D_
Exhibited: "'A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware,' The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery", Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, September 7 - December 30, 2004, No. 111 (with exhibition label).
Catalogue Note: Only a few pieces of pottery signed by Rueben Coffman have been recorded. He was the son of Andrew Coffman and brother-in-law of potters John D. Heatwole and Lindsey Morris. Reuben and his brother Daniel were recorded as potters in the 1860 Rockingham Co. census living with John D. Heatwole on Dry River. This jar was likely made during his employment there.
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Undamaged.
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SIGNED RUBEN COFFMAN, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY

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0007: SIGNED RUBEN COFFMAN, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
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SIGNED RUBEN COFFMAN, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, approximately one-gallon capacity, cylindrical form with slight shoulder, two incised shoulder rings, collared neck, and broad flat-top rim. Brushed cobalt band below the rings. Neatly incised "Made by R S Coffman" above rings. Reuben S. Coffman (1836-1900), probably working at John D. Heatwole's (1826-1907), Dry River Pottery (active circa 1850-1890). Circa 1860. 9 7/8" H, 6 1/8" D rim.
Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 71, fig. 111, and Comstock - Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 389, fig. 7.27.
Provenance: Collection of Maxine and the late Carlton Rinaca, Shenandoah, VA._x000D_
Exhibited: "'A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware,' The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery", Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, September 7 - December 30, 2004, No. 111 (with exhibition label).
Catalogue Note: Only a few pieces of pottery signed by Rueben Coffman have been recorded. He was the son of Andrew Coffman and brother-in-law of potters John D. Heatwole and Lindsey Morris. Reuben and his brother Daniel were recorded as potters in the 1860 Rockingham Co. census living with John D. Heatwole on Dry River. This jar was likely made during his employment there.
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Undamaged.

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