Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Storage Jar,
Late 19th or early 20th century
Cherokee County, South Carolina, 1864 – 1937
10½ inches (height), 31¾ inches(c). Incised mark: RB/2. Two small chips on lip; otherwise, excellent condition.
“Some potters, such as Thomas Chandler of the Edgefield District and Robert Boyle of Cherokee County, used the maker’s mark as a type of warranty. Chandler actually marked his ware ‘warranted’ and advertised in the local newspaper that he would ‘warrant’ his ware to be good. Boyle also guaranteed his ware, making a practice of replacing free of charge any defective pot bearing his initials.”
(Reference, Baldwin, Great & Noble Jar, Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina, University of Georgia Press, 1993, pages 23, 122- 123, 218.)