Antique Primitive Pennsylvania Manganese and Lead Glazed Redware Preserve Jar Southeastern Pennsylvanian Pennsylvania
Description: A very nice piece of American folk art, an antique redware preserve jar. The jar is glazed on both the inside and out side with a manganese-lead glaze. It has two lines of tool work decoration at the shoulder (where the straight sides meet the neck of the jar) on the outside. As you can see from the photos, the outside of the pot has a nice dark glaze indicative of manganese glazing.
Date: Late 1800's or early 1900's.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: 3 3/4" in diameter at the top, 4 1/2" in diameter at the base, and is ~6 1/2" in height.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Beautiful rich deep dark brown color glaze inside and out with distinguishing dark spots indicative of manganese glaze.
Condition: The jar is in very god condition with no chips, cracks, repairs, crazing or hairlines. It does have some scratches and several small spots where the glaze is lost. Finally as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the jar has a few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, unglazed areas and uneven spots