AMERICAN BLUE AND WHITE BRISTOL-GLAZED SPONGEWARE STONEWARE CHAMBER / WASH ARTICLES, LOT OF FOUR, comprising a matching pitcher and basin set, a 9 1/8" D chamber pot with "earthworm" sponging decoration, and a pitcher having additional green sponged decoration, each having medial broad blue band decoration. Together with a 6 5/8" H pitcher having squared handle with double grooved bands above base. Five pieces total. First quarter 20th century. Basin 14" D, pitcher and basin 12" HOA.
Basin with areas of restoration and pitcher having flakes to spout and foot ring, hairline to handle, and flecks of silver paint; chamber pot with two rim cracks and hairlines; green sponged pitcher with glued handle, having moderate wear to rim and spout; grooved pitcher with rim and base hairlines and moderate flake to spout.
Literature: Taylor & Lowrance - Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware, p. 78, fig. top left p. 212, figs. top and bottom, p. 213, fig. top right, p. 214, fig. top, McNerney - Blue & White Stoneware: An Identification and Value Guide, p. 143, fig. bottom.
Provenance: The Jack and Tommie Marsh collection, Columbia, SC.