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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 179

Great Road Southwest Virginia Earthenware Pottery Jug, Attrib. Thomas J. Myers

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500
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Scarce Great Road Virginia earthenware pottery jug, deeply impressed T.I.M.4 within a rectangular border, attributed by Roddy Moore to Thomas J. Myers (1807-1863), working in Smyth County, Virginia. Ovoid form with a clear lead glaze, beaded rim, multiple incised lines around the upper shoulder, extruded handle with clay added to each handle attachment and thumb impressions to the terminus, beaded foot, and unglazed smooth base. 9" H. Mid 19th century. Note: Thomas J. Myers is listed in the 1850 census as a potter in Smyth County, Virginia. A jar shown in the 2011 Tennessee Turned - Earthenware and Stoneware Made in East Tennessee 1800-1900 exhibit (curated by Dr. Carole Wahler at the East Tennessee Historical Society) also had the initials T.I.M. impressed behind the top left handle. 


Overall very good condition. A couple of very slight fleabites to spout rim and minor glaze wear, base with chip and some slight chipping/losses to beaded foot.

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