Countryman-Forbes

Stoneware Collection


Collection of traditional nineteenth and early twentieth century stoneware from Alabama

 

Ron Countryman did early research on Sand Mountain potters and
contributed to the 1986 exhibit "Pottery from the Mountains of Alabama".
Joe Forbes made the beautiful photos and the web site.  

 

Information about potters is taken from
ALABAMA FOLK POTTERY by Joey Brackner
2006

 

We love studying pottery and finding connections between pieces.

We welcome other collectors to see our collection and compare their pieces with ours.       Click on Suggestions at the bottom of this page to contact us.

 

Other Stoneware Pages from Countryman-Forbes Collection:

Autauga Co   Blount Co    Cleburne Co     Davidson    Elmore Co    Lamar Co    Mobile Bay    Perry Co   



Group

Churn C.K.Oliver Tuscaloosa Co; Jar Perry Co; Homebrew Crock Sand Mountain; Jug JL Randolph Co
Jug F.M.Warrick Blount Co; Wax Seal Jar WF Sterrett; Jar Davidson
Pitcher Rye; Ring Bottle Shaw; Pitcher J. N. Roy Autauga Co; Sugar Bowl Cleburne Co



 6 5/8" Ring Bottle
 
Written on all surfaces of the bottle:
May the 7. 1896
Made by W.W.Anderson at Anderson & Holcomb Potery Shaw Ala
Shaw Ala. is on Sandmountain 20 miles So Chattanooga
5 miles from Tenn. River.
J.E.Reese Pana Illinois May the 8. 1896

(illustrated color plate and p 133 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006 and fig 342 Made in Alabama 1995)
 

 Pitcher, Chicken Waterer, Ring Bottle and 2 Jugs
 Attributed to Anderson & Holcomb Pottery Shaw AL



Jug

Marked MiLLERWiLLiAMS&co




 
Miller Group

The salt glaze jug is impressed A. MILLER
The slip glazed pieces may be Miller or Miller/Williams


Jars, Pitcher and Water Cooler

 Attributed to Thomas Bennett Odom Escambia Co
 

Jars

possibly Blount or Perry Co


 Jar


  Loop Handle Jar



Jars impressed V attributed to Seale AL




Bowl

Memory Jar
 
 The decoration is on an Albany slip jar



  Four Pitchers
 
Probably Spruce Pine

 

 Group of Mugs


 4 Gal Churn Impressed WTV

William T. Vancuron 

Found in Marshall Co.

For other marked WTV pieces
see checklist no. 18
The Traditional Pottery of Alabama 1983
p 20 and p 143 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006

Jugs

Possibly Henry Co
compare p 98 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006



Pitcher



Pig Casserole & Pig Bank

Attributed to Norman Smith Lawley AL 








Little Brown Jug
1884 Rye
Gerson & Seligman
Montgomery Ala
















Lug Handle Jar Impressed

Trapp&
Chandler




6 Gal Lug Handle Jar






Depression era pine straw baskets


  

Suggestions


Other web sites:

Sand Mountain Pottery

 Randolph Co Alabama Pottery

Alabama Stoneware & Pottery 

Recent Discoveries in AL Pottery


 

Unrelated Pages of my web site:

Paintings by Ron Countryman


Garden 2009


Other Stoneware Pages from Countryman-Forbes Collection:

Autauga Co   Blount Co    Cleburne Co     Davidson    Elmore Co    Lamar Co    Mobile Bay    Perry Co    

Randolph/Chambers Co Sand Mountain    Sterrett    Tuscaloosa Co