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Edgefield, South Carolina, attributed to Dave working at Pottersville. Boldly inscribed with the date February 10th 1836. The handwriting on this jug is in keeping with Dave's handwriting of the period and even later in life. The form of this jug is superb, the glaze is excellent and runny surrounding the upper body and the condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, hairlines or restoration. H 11" Discovered within the last two months by the current owner near Kershaw County, South Carolina.


Good condition with no restoration cracks detected. The upper body having crazing consistent with age. The foot is glazed over and retains kiln debris as a result of being fired on a bed of rocks or small stones. The kiln debris has taken the majority of the wear and protected the bottom of the jug. The pottersville site perhaps had some of the most diverse glazes produced in the Edgefield district. The recent archeological excavation from 2011-2013 by the University of Illinois produced an incredible array of colors and glazing techniques that many scholars were very surprised to see. This jug's glaze is one of the finest we've worked with and the pronounced signature is bold and accurate for that of Dave's handwriting at the time of its production. The piece was recently discovered in a Lancaster County South Carolina estate which also held early bottles and other primitive objects.

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