Important Twenty-Gallon Stoneware Presentation Jar with Profuse Cobalt Freehand and Stenciled Decoration. Cylindrical jar with banded midsection, tooled shoulder, semi-squared rim, and applied lug handles. Front lavishly decorated with freehand vining, stripes, semi-lunate brushwork, and fuchsias, above the boldly stenciled name "JAMES McCLURE" between two large bands of brushed cobalt slip. Reverse inscribed "From James Hamilton & Co. / Greensboro, PA," ca. 1875.