Antique Manganese Glazed Redware Pitcher With Applied Handle Southeastern Pennsylvania
Description: Beautiful antique bulbous Pennsylvania Redware glazed pitcher. The pitcher is greenish brown with some orange coloring and dark blotches and specs indicative of manganese glaze. The pitcher is glazed inside and out, but not on the base. It has a round flat base, with an incised line just above it, which rises in a rounded fashion through a shoulder to a neck. The base of the neck has a raise decorative band while the plain rim has an incised line just below it. The pitcher has an applied handle and a spout. The pitcher has beautiful glaze with great looking coloring and would make a great addition to your antique redware collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely late 19th century or possibly earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3 1/2" in diameter at the base, ~4 3/4" diameter at the top, is ~7" at its widest including the handle and spout, and it is ~7" high. The piece weighs a bit over one pound and 11 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful antique redware pitcher with great form and color. It would display very well in your collection of antique redware. It is in good condition given it is over 100 years old, just super.
Condition: The pitcher in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It does have some glaze loss along the top rime and to the exterior of the body, which can be seen in the photos. It also has crazing to the glaze which is difficult to see because of the surface characteristics and coloring. The piece also has some small chips or flea bites here and there especially along the edge of the base. The main issue we see is a hairline or crack that extends about 3 1/2" from the rim into the body of the pitcher which we show in the last photo. This is a tight crack and the piece is stable and solid. Finally as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the pitcher has a few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, unglazed areas and uneven spots. Be that as it may, these issues do not to distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. Please view the photos for additional condition information.