Beautiful 2002 Greg Shooner Lead Glazed Redware Small Jug Slip Tulip Decoration
Description: A beautiful lead glazed redware relatively small size jug having an applied handle. This ovoid jug a round flat base with rounded sides rising to a small opening or mouth having a cork plugging it. The piece is colored in a beautiful brownish-yellow colored background with a brown slip drawn tulips on stylized stems with leaves. The jug also has an applied handle starting in the middle of the body and ending near the mouth. The handle is ribbed and has brown colored splotches for decoration. This type of decoration represents what we would call very classic Pennsylvania Dutch colors and design. This jug is a reproduction of 1800s redware implement from Lancaster County Pennsylvania and as such it has been antiqued with crazing, chips, glaze and glaze losses. The base is artist signed and dated. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Ohio, USA.
Size: Measures ~4" in diameter at the base, is ~6" high to the top of the handle, and is ~5 3/4" in diameter at its widest. The mouth of the jug itself measures ~1" in diameter. The piece weighs about one pound and 12 ounces.
Maker: Greg Shooner.
Marks: Signed "Greg Shooner 2002" in cursive calligraphy below the words "This Glaze Contains Lead not for Food Storage or Use" in block letters incised on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and well-made reproduction jug having a nice shape and nice classic coloring. The jug would make a nice addition to your collection of contemporary reproduction redware or art pottery. It would also display nicely as a decorative piece on your mantel.
Condition: The jug is in very good condition and is nicely antiqued. The piece has no unintentional chips, cracks, repairs or hairlines. The Jar does have intentional fake looking discoloration, glaze crazing, some glaze losses, some small surface and glaze chips, and loss of color throughout the piece. It has several spots of intentional glaze loss, all of which can be seen in the photos. Of course, all of these are intentional to give the jar the required look of the reproduced piece from 1800s. Please see the photos for additional condition information and to appreciate its beauty.
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