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IMPORTANT STAMPED "J D HEATWOLE", ROCKINGHAM CO.,

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Description
IMPORTANT STAMPED "J D HEATWOLE", ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE SQUAT POT / PRESERVE JAR - PRESENTATION TO HIS SISTER, salt-glazed, compressed ovoid form with pronounced neck ring, plain rim, and lightly grooved, arched handles. Incised "Mrs. Margaret Bowman / Andrew Jackson / County Iowa" in script on one side, highlighted with brushed cobalt. Slip-trailed cobalt "1850" under one handle and "1/2" under the other handle, slip-trailed and brushed cobalt triple-bloom floral decoration on other side, additional cobalt at handle terminals. John D. Heatwole (1826-1907), Dry River Pottery (active circa 1850-1890), Rockingham Co., VA. Circa 1850. 6 3/4" H, 4 3/4" D rim.

Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 31, fig. 2; and Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 327, figs. 6.29, 6.29a.

Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA.
Jeffrey S. Evans/Green Valley Auctions, May 11, 1996.
Lauraine M. Whisman (1932-1996) estate, Bridgewater, VA.
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. 2.

Catalogue Note: From a combination of aesthetic and historical perspectives, this jar is the finest example ever produced by "Potter" John Heatwole. He made it for his younger sister, Margaret Heatwole (1829-1907), who married George W. Bowman in 1845 or 1846. The couple moved to Iowa where their first child was born in 1848.
Condition
Outstanding condition having only a few very light, exterior-only hairlines off the base on the side with inscription.
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IMPORTANT STAMPED "J D HEATWOLE", ROCKINGHAM CO.,

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000Apr 05, 2014
Starting Price $5,000
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