Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Jar made and stamped by "S. Bell & Son, Strasburg, VA." The top line of the stamp is very light, but in the right light I can read it.
Samuel Bell and his Son, Turner Ashby, who potted together in Strasburg around 1880-1890 (H. E. Comstock, The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, pp. 72-73, 74).
This beauty features a Carefully Tooled Rim, the Pottery Stamp, and Three Units of Brushed Manganese Comma Vining. Stands 7 3/4" tall.
Exceptional Condition. As made. No damage of any kind.
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