MAKER: Though associated with Jacob Zigler, the pitcher was likely made by potter Andrew Coffman (1795-1853). Coffman moved to Rockingham County in the 1820s and was the primary potter at John Zigler’s pottery in Timberville from 1829 to 1839, based on evidence from the surviving account books of the Zigler Pottery. John Zigler (1786-1856) himself was not a potter but rather an entrepreneur, operating the pottery a few miles west of New Market, supplementing his full-time work as a successful farmer and tanner.
Evans, Jeffrey S. and Scott Hamilton Suter. “A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware.” Dayton, VA: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, 2004.