AMERICAN BLUE AND WHITE BRISTOL- / SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE PITCHERS, LOT OF FOUR, comprising "Apricot", "Banded Dutch Landscape Scene", "Poinsettia", and "Fishscale and Wild Roses" examples. Together with a 4 1/2" H solid blue creamer/pitcher having "Castle/Monastery & Fishscale" pattern. Five pieces total. First quarter 20th century. 6 3/8" to 9 5/8" H.
Two undamaged, except each having wear and moderate crazing; Dutch example with glued base repair; rose example with moderate flake to base edge; apricot example with hairlines to base and rim with moderate shallow glaze flake on design. Manufacturing flaws, including glaze bubbles and firing separations, as made.
Literature: Taylor & Lowrance - Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt Glaze Stoneware, p. 21, figs. top and bottom, p. 26, fig. bottom, p. 27, fig. middle, p. 37, figs. top and bottom, p. 70, figs. top and middle, p. 206, figs. bottom right.
Provenance: The Jack and Tommie Marsh collection, Columbia, SC.