Antique Stoneware Canister Small Jar Lathe Turned Wooden Lid Southeastern PA
Description: A beautiful and rather dainty 19th century glazed stoneware or stone ware covered canister. The canister, tall and cylindrical, has a flat plain base and straight sides rising to a shoulder, which then tapers to a straight rising short neck ending in a collar with a plain rim. The shoulder has an incised line all around, which marks the beginning of the tapering towards the neck. The shoulder, neck, collar and rim all have a dark brown colored ground while the bottom of the canister has a nice orangish-brown colored ground. The entire piece has a textured surface and is fully glazed inside and out. The piece has a lathe turned dark hardwood lid, which fits nicely over the rim within the top opening. The lid has a shaped finial with a flat top and a depression in its center. The top of the lid is decorated with incised concentric circles at the edge and in the central depression. Please view photos carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Early to mid 1800s.
Origin: Uncertain, but was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania;
Size: Measures 2 7/8" in diameter at the base, 2 1/8" diameter at the top, and is 4 1/2" high with the lid on to the top of the finial. This beautiful piece weighs slightly over 10 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is just a nice and delicate piece of old pottery.
Condition: Canister is in excellent condition having one larger old chip at the edge of the base and a couple of small and shallow chips to the top of the rim. Other than that the piece has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The piece has a few of the usual defects you would expect in an old piece of primitive pottery such as pops, unglazed areas and uneven spots. Please carefully review the photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this antique.