Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 18.4 x 14.3 cm )
inscribed: in low relief on shield: "A & C" or "C & A"
inscribed: in low relief on both sides: "G. W. GAIL & AX/CHESAPEAKE/FINE CUT"
printed: in black on bottom: triangular mark with "AVALON/FAIENCE/BALT" around "C F H H" (?) cipher
Molded cylindrical earthenware tobacco jar with slightly flaring rim; molded, low-relief of brick wall background all over; one one side, a shield with a man with a shovel and a man with a fish standing on either side of a shield with a spread eagle on top; on other side is a shield with a monogram; same inscriptions on both sides, around shields; side with the shield with two figures painted with brown, green, yellow, blue, and red enamel.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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