Great 1999 Greg Shooner Lead Glazed Redware Large Jar Sgraffito Tulip Decoration
Description: A beautiful lead glazed redware large size and rather all Jar with wide top opening. The jar has a round flat base with rounded sides rising to a plain formed rim. The piece is colored in a beautiful yellow colored background with a reddish brown sgraffito tulips on stylized stems with leaves. The jar is also decorated with green colored splotches, indicative of copper oxide, and adding a beautiful highlight to the piece. This type of decoration represents what we would call very classic Pennsylvania Dutch colors and design. The jar 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 1/2" in diameter at the base, is ~7 3/4" high to the top, and is ~4 1/2" in diameter at the top. The top opening itself measures ~3 3/4" in diameter. The piece weighs over 2 and a half pounds.
Maker: Greg Shooner.
Marks: Signed "Greg Shooner 1999 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 jar having a nice shape and nice classic coloring. The jar would make a nice addition to your collection of contemporary reproduction redware or art pottery.
Condition: The jar 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 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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