Antique Redware Creamer Lead Glazed Brown Colored Impressed Flower Decoration By Schofield
Description: A late 19th or early 20th century lead glazed redware creamer with a black colored accent to the foot. The creamer is ovoid in shape and has a flat base. The piece has rounded sides rising to shoulders which taper to a slightly flared neck and collar. It is a nice brown in color and is decorated at the shoulder with impressed flowers all along the circumference. The creamer has a pinched spout and an applied handle. The bottom of the piece is unglazed but has developed a dark coloring as opposed to the usual reddish color of unglazed redware. Please view photos carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but sometime in the period of late 1800s to early 1900's.
Origin: Chester County, Southeastern Pennsylvania
Size: 3" in diameter at the base, 3 1/4" diameter at the top, ~4 1/2" at its widest including the spout and handle, and is 3 5/8" high. The piece weighs 12 1/2 ounces.
Maker: Schofield Pottery.
Marks: Unmarked. Provenance: This piece was part of potter Ned Foltz and his wife Gwen's collection of Americana and pottery. Mr. Foltz included a small card with the piece which we will include as part of the sale. This was item 95 at the auction which took place in Reinholds, PA on April 18, 2015.
Condition: Creamer is in general good condition given its age. It has no crack, breaks, repairs, or crazing to the glaze. The piece has several chips to the top edge with one 1/2" chip along the top rim and one at the spout. It also has several chips along the edge of the foot of the piece with the largest being 5/8". The piece also has several of the manufacturing defects you would expect in a primitive piece of redware of this vintage such as pops, slubs, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, unglazed spots, and uneven spots. One of the most pronounced such issues is shown in the first and seventh photos where a portion of the surface popped during the firing leaving a hole in the surface showing the redware within it (this of course is original to the making). All of these issues can be seen in the photos and as can be seen do not distract from the beauty of the piece. Please see photos for additional condition information.