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Antique Henry Schofield Lead Glazed Redware Brown Colored Pot Southeastern PA

  • $ 197.77

Description: A late 19th or early 20th century lead glazed redware slightly bulbous pot with reddish brown coloring and dark brown colored accent to the edge of the base. This coloring scheme is typical for Henry Schofield of Chester County, Pennsylvania. The pot has a round flat base with slightly flared and rounded sides rising to a shoulder. The pot has a tooled rounded rim with everted neck and an interior lid ledge to the top opening. Unfortunately, the lid is no longer with the piece. The piece also has an incised shoulder ring as well as a tooled rounded foot flange. The pot is a nice brown in color and is decorated at the shoulder with incised lines which goes all the way around the circumference. The piece is glazed inside and out except for the bottom. The bottom of the piece is unglazed but has developed a dark coloring as opposed to the usual reddish color of unglazed redware. Please review the photos presented carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Uncertain, but sometime in the period of late 1800s to early 1900s.

Origin: Chester CoUnty, Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is thknown that Henry Schofield pottery was on the Mason Dixon line.

Size: Measures ~5 3/4" in diameter at the base, ~4 1/2" diameter at the top, ~6 1/2" diameter at its widest, and is ~6 1/2" high. The piece weighs over 3 pounds and 6 ounces.

Maker: Henry Schofield Pottery.

Marks: Unmarked.

Condition: This scarce size pot is in general good condition given its age. It has no crack, hairlines, or repairs. The pot has general crazing to the glaze. The piece also has 1/2" chip at the rim. It also has several flakes where the glaze is lost and showing the redware along the lid ledge. There is also a 5/8" chip at the foot, which unlike the rim chip is more recent and have not darkened with time. There are also some spots of glaze losses along the rim, foot and body of the piece. Finally, the pot is missing its lid. The surface of the pot has the characteristic roughness common in Schofield pottery. The piece also has several of the manufacturing defects you would expect in a primitive piece of redware such as pops, slubs, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, unglazed spots, and uneven spots. Most of these issues can be seen in the photos. A rare piece from the size point of view of a beautiful form which would make a great addition to your antique redware collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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