SIGNED Edgefield Catawba Pottery Southern Green Alkaline Glaze Stoneware 12 Jar. This tall ovoid form pot measures 12″ tall X 8 1/8″ wide, at the widest. With nice bilateral lug handles, this jug contains many oxide firing burns, quartz rock chunk inclusions and other evidence of primitively constructed Southern stoneware. The characteristic Catawba River Valley alkaline glazing shows a speckled white & pale blue color developing on top of a multi-hued dark brown background which has an attractive intermingling of blonde, olive green & russet red (almost crystalline) colorations. A real glazing beauty this one!! The mottled & textured alkaline glazing leads us to believe this is an early Catawba (or Edgefield) example C1860. However, similar vessels were made in Georgia and elsewhere in North & South Carolina during the years around & just before and after the Civil War. What makes this jar truly exciting however is the horizontal stamp maker’s mark shown in images #10 & #11!! I have spent a good deal of time trying to decipher it and my best guess is “Vanderson” or maybe W. According to research by the McKissick Museum, such horizontal hallmarks are often indications of Pottersville wares, I don’t know. So, back to Edgefield district. On the other hand, the form and glazing suggests p. Ossibly, a Seagle family artifact. Also, the extravagant flare of the top rim (and glazing) points to the possibility of a Landrum piece perhaps. The vessel is thin walled and the workmanship is excellent in any respect! I only have a couple of good books on the subject and there are many many who are more knowledgeable in the area than I. Hopefully, the bold signature stamp is a help! You note the piece is slightly damaged and these flaws are all well shown in the final (3) detail images. One lug handle has (1) chip to the top that measures 3/4″ X 3/8″ and the same handle has another sliver chip to the edge on the other side. That measures 3/4 in length. And finally, the top rim underside has (1) sliver chip that measures 2″ long X 1/2″ wide. Youll note a copious amount of typical glaze crazing present but there are no cracks to the clay body present at all!! And it has been very, very well examined in every manner including with a blacklight & a flashlight in the dark. The clay body footrim shows no cracks or hairlines and each handle was again very well inspected and no cracks present. And could you even think of a better Christmas gift for the historic Southern potteries stoneware collector! ? Or this link to add “fondrememberings” to your favorites list. All of the Fine Print. Please note that the photos are part of the description. We will attempt to describe any significant flaws but the items we sell are old & vintage so some use & wear is present to many of them. I guarantee everything I sell unconditionally if you are not satisfied. I do want you to be satisfied. All items are from a smoke free environment. The item “SIGNED Edgefield Catawba Pottery Southern Green Alkaline Glaze Stoneware 12 Jar” is in sale since Monday, October 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks”. The seller is “fondrememberings” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.