Antique Manganese Glazed Redware Potbelly Creamer with Handle Southeastern PA
Description: Beautiful antique short potbelly creamer having a spout and applied handle. This brown colored vessel is manganese glazed and has black or dark specs throughout the piece. The creamer has a round flat base with rising rounded sides ending in a shoulder supporting a tall neck, ending in an outwards extended formed plain rim. The rim has a formed spout. The creamer has an applied handle staring in the middle of the potbelly and ending at the rim. The piece is glazed inside and out and has a brown color with black specs throughout suggesting manganese glaze. The creamer is not glazed on the bottom and has the typical coloring and appearance of unglazed old redware. The piece, which we believe is from the late 1800s or earlier is in over all very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It does have a few chips along the edge and at the front or tip of the spout. It also has surface losses of glaze along the applied handle and the extended base. A beautiful antique creamer with great looking coloring making this piece 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 early to mid-19th century or possibly earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3 1/4" in diameter at the bottom, ~3" in diameter at the top, and is ~3 3/4" high. The piece is ~4 3/8" at its widest including the handle and the spout. The piece weighs a bit over 11.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful antique redware creamer with great form and color. It would display very well in your collection of antique redware. It is in very good condition given it is over 150 years old, just super.
Condition: The creamer is in very good condition with no breaks, no repairs, and no hairlines. The piece has a few chips along the rim and at the tip of the spout which we attempt to show in the last few photos. Additionally, the piece has surface loss of glaze along the applied handle as well as the extension of the base. It also has a few minor losses of surface glaze on the body here and there. We were unable to see if the surface of the piece has crazing to the glaze. It could be that the piece has no crazing or that the coloring and the nature of the surface does not show crazing, but we were unable to see any. As is the case with such old primitive pieces of pottery, the piece has a few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, slubs, 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.
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