Antique Redware Miniature Manganese Glazed Pitcher Possibly Jacob Medinger
Description: Antique manganese and lead glazed redware miniature pitcher. This 19th century miniature has a beautiful classic shape and a greenish-brown glaze reminiscent of the glazes Jacob Medinger was famous for. The pitcher has a flat base rising to a neck in a bulbous shape. At the neck the sides flare out to a plain rim having a spout. The pitcher has a nice applied handle. The Pitcher has several lightly incised lines at the shoulder below the neck as decoration. It is glazed with a greenish-brown colored background having the dark brown splotches associated with manganese glazing. A very nice shape and rare color. Please review the photos as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Late 1800's.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Size: Measures 2 3/16" diameter at the base, 3 7/8" high, and is 3 5/8" at its widest including the handle and the spout.
Maker: Uncertain but possibly Jacob Medinger.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very well made and very nice antique miniature.
Condition: Super condition giving its age with no cracks, repairs, or hairlines. It does have general fine crazing, which gives this pitcher a beautiful character and makes great to display. It also has two chips to the edge of the base, some shallow chips and glaze loss at the spout, and some spots where the glaze is lost resulting in general roughness at the rim. Finally, the piece has a black inclusion which is original to the piece and does not compromise its quality or condition. All of these issues can be seen in the photos. Please see photos to appreciate the quality, beauty and condition of this great miniature antique.