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Scott Hamilton Suter
Otto Karle: A Previously Unknown Shenandoah Valley Potter

Ceramics in America 2005

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Crock, attributed to Otto Karle, Rockingham Country, Virginia, after 1868. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 8 3/4”. (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Pitcher, Joseph Silber, Rockingham County, Virginia, ca. 1868. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 10 1/2". (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Detail of the capacity mark on the pitcher illustrated in fig. 2.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Crock, attributed to John D. Heatwole, Rockingham County, Virginia, ca. 1868. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 7 3/8". (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Detail of the capacity mark on the crock illustrated in fig. 4, which closely resembles that of the capacity mark on Joseph Silber’s pitcher illustrated in fig. 2.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Reverse side of the crock illustrated in fig. 4. The initials “K & H” provide evidence of a link between Joseph Silber, John Heatwole, and Otto Karle of Rockingham County. (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.)