Antique Manganese Glazed Redware Pitcher Bulbous Shape with Tall Wide Neck Applied Handle and Large Spout
Description: A mid to late 19th century manganese glazed redware pitcher. This tall pitcher has what I would characterize as a bulbous shape with sharply curved sides ending into a tall and wide neck. The neck flared out near the top and ends into a formed plain rim. The piece has a wide or large spout and an elongated ear shaped applied handle attached right below the rim and onto the shoulder. The piece has a flat round base and is brown in color with dark brown or black highlights indicative of manganese glaze. The piece is glazed inside and out and on the bottom. This is a substantial and well made piece of redware that is beautiful. The piece has very nice and unusual form and interesting coloring. It would make a great addition to your collection. Please view photos carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but sometime in the mid to late 19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Size: Measures ~3 1/4" in diameter at the base, ~4 3/4" diameter at the top, ~6 1/2" at its widest including the spout and handle, and is ~8 3/4" high. The piece weighs a little over two pounds and 10 ounces.
Condition: The pitcher is in good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It does not appear to have seen much use in its life. It has no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. The piece has general crazing to the glaze with minor glaze losses throughout. The piece has chips, some large and some smaller with some glaze losses all along the top edge, which we attempt to show in the 7th and 8th photos. The piece also has a couple of smaller chips along the bottom edge. Other than that it is a nice piece which would look great in your collection and would display very well. Please see photos for additional condition information.