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MONUMENTAL COFFMAN FAMILY, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH

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Description
MONUMENTAL COFFMAN FAMILY, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE DOUBLE-HANDLED JUG - PRESENTATION TO THE POTTERY OWNER, salt-glazed, incised "6" gallon capacity, tall ovoid form with six heavy, incised neck rings below the generous collared mouth, bold vertical strap handles each with three pronounced grooves, distinctive clam-shell cut-off lines under base. Incised "H. H. Miller / Nov. 12 1867" in script below rings on one side, the other side with brushed and slip-trailed cobalt triple-bloom tulip decoration. Attributed to William Carlton Coffman (1822-1896) or his son William Samuel Coffman (1846-1912), working at Henry H. Miller's Elk Run Pottery near Conrad's Store/Elkton, VA. Circa 1867. 19" H, 13" W.

Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 101, fig. 199; and Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 391, figs. 7.30, 7.30a.

Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA.
Ex-collection of Eugene Souder Sr., Grottoes, 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. 199.

Catalogue Note: This is one of four recorded pieces inscribed with the name of a Miller family member and attributed to Andrew Coffman's son and/or grandson. This jug is inscribed for the pottery's owner Henry H. Miller (1797-1873) and dated November 12, 1867.
Col. Henry H. Miller Jr. (also III) owned Island Mills, a large milling concern on the Shenandoah River, as well as the nearby pottery as early as 1859. The mills were sold to Joseph Hiram Kite in December of that year but it doesn't appear that the pottery was included in the sale.
William S. Coffman, son of William C. Coffman, represents the third generation of Coffman family potters. In the 1870 Rockingham Co. census he is recorded as a potter living with Henry Miller while his father, also listed as a potter, resided next door in the potter's house with his youngest sons, Edwin and Robert, who were recorded as "Potter's apprentices."
Upon Henry Miller's death in 1873, his son Joseph George Harnsberger Miller took over the pottery and began advertising as the "Riverton Crock Works of Messers Miller & Coffman". Research on the Miller and Coffman family pottery ventures is ongoing.
Condition
Outstanding condition with only a small chip to mouth and two short, light hairlines at one handle.
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MONUMENTAL COFFMAN FAMILY, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Apr 05, 2014
Starting Price $2,000
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