Stoneware and Pottery
STAMPED "H.C. SMITH / ALEX A", ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA decorated stoneware pitcher, 1 gal. Probably B.C. Milburn (1805-1854) for Hugh Charles Smith (1804-1854) at Wilkes Street pottery, Alexandria, VA. From the collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA. Purchased from Kelly Kinzle, New Oxford, PA, 2003. Jeff Evans Auctions, 03/05/2014, $8625.
STONEWARE PRESENTATION COOLER Cobalt slip cup decorated presentation cooler made by John Park Alexander. Akron, Ohio, 1876 An impressive 27" tall John Alexander was awarded two gold medals at America's Centennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1876. One of the medals was for decorated pottery. Alexander operated a large stoneware factory in Akron between 1862-1885.