Beautiful Vintage Manganese Glazed Redware Jug With Ear Shaped Applied Handle
Description: Vintage manganese glazed redware bulbous shaped jug with ear shaped handle. This nice size and beautiful jug is rather has a nice brown color with dark specs throughout indicative of manganese glaze. The jug has a round flat base and rounded sides tapering to a narrow neck. The jug has an ear shaped handle attached at the bulging center and beneath the rim. The jug has a round opening or mouth at the top having a collar and a plain rim. The piece is unmarked butt we believe it to be from the late 1800s or early to mid-1900s. The piece came from an estate of a collector in Southeastern Pennsylvania, which is most likely where it was made. It is glazed with a nice manganese dark brown colored glaze and has no other decorations. A beautiful piece of old redware which would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the late 1800 to mid 1900s (Late 19th century to mid-20th century). The reason we are reluctant to date the piece earlier is the fact that it is clean and in very good condition, but it may be earlier than what we believe.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: measures ~3 1/8"" diameter at the base, ~1 1/2" diameter at the mouth, is about 6" at the widest point including the handle, and is ~6 3/8" high. The jug weighs slightly over 1 1/2 pounds.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A nice looking redware jug of typical design and nice quality. The piece would display nicely in any collection of antique/vintage redware.
Condition: The jug is in very good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It has no cracks, repairs, or hairlines. It is solid and intact and displays a nice shape. It does have signs of crazing to the glaze, which are very difficult to see because of the surface coloration. The piece has a few small chips to the base along the edge which can be seen in the photos. It also has a few small flakes to the glaze along the edge of the rim of the mouth. The piece also has a few scratches and minor flakes throughout the external surface. Finally, as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the jug also has a few of the usual defects you would expect in a primitive piece of old pottery such pops, slubs, uneven surfaces, roughness to the surface, and spots that were it is not completely covered by the glaze. Be that as it may, this is a very nice piece in very good condition worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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