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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I recently purchased a piece of salt glazed pottery .Inside

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I recently purchased a piece of salt glazed pottery .Inside the pitcher was an old piece of paper stating it was circa 1750 from colonial willamsburg. The piece is in mint condition and I am trying to find out what it is worth .
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is a salt glazed pitcher approximately 101/2" tall with blue cobalt stripes around the neck with 3what appear to be leaves on the belly of the pitcher . The piece of paper I found states it was made by ( I can only make out the name Maloney) but it says circa1750
Expert:  Rarewares replied 11 months ago.

This is a circa 1980's 3 gallon stoneware jar made by Maloney Pottery of Lightfoot, Virginia

(also called Williamsburg Pottery back then), a pottery that made Colonial Williamsburg reproduction pottery since 1938.

The value of this jar is $80 to $100 if there are no cracks or chips.

Please do feel free to send photos of jar and paper and I could do a further assessment. Understand that without being able to see the piece,

I must go with what is most likely for a piece by Maloney. A jar from 1750 would not be in mint condition and that was my first red flag for this being a reproduction piece, the name Maloney was the second.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 10 months ago.

I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.