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STAMPED "J.P. SMITH", ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "1" gallon capacity mark, slightly ovoid form with squared rim, collared neck, single incised shoulder ring, and applied arched handles. Slip-trailed cobalt "Alexandria Motif" sunflower decoration on front, zig-zag band encircling collar, and three horizontal flowers to reverse. Made by the Milburn Pottery, Wilkes St., Alexandria, VA for merchant James P. Smith (1812-1873). 1850-1854. 10 3/8" H, 6" D rim.
Having glued base repair, chip to rim, handle, and base, approximately 3 1/2" hairline beside flower on front.
Literature: Wilder - Alexandria, Virginia Pottery, p. 325, Mk XV, "This is one of the rarer marks found on Alexandria pottery."
Provenance: From a private Pennsylvania collection.
Catalogue Note: Since James Smith only operated the Smith family importing business for a short period, pieces bearing his stamp are very difficult to locate.
Condition
Having glued base repair, chip to rim, handle, and base, approximately 3 1/2" hairline beside flower on front.
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STAMPED "J.P. SMITH", ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA DECORATED

Estimate $400 - $600Jun 26, 2020
Starting Price $200
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