Colorful 2006 Greg Shooner Lead Glazed Redware Small Jug Sgraffito Tulip & Birds
Description: A beautiful lead glazed sgraffito decorated redware relatively small size jug having an applied handle. This ovoid jug has a round flat base with rounded sides rising to a short neck ending in a small opening or mouth having a cork plugging it. The piece is colored in a beautiful brownish-yellow colored background. There are two birds outlined in sgraffito style. The birds flank a central tulip again outlined in sgraffito. The birds and flower are colored and highlighted in slip. The birds have brown wings and black dots on the body suggesting feathers, while the tulip has brown petals with green leaves. Just a great old-style design making the piece look like jugs from the 1700s normally found in southeastern Pennsylvania made by the German immigrants of those days. This type of decoration represents what we would call very classic Pennsylvania Dutch colors and design. This jug is a reproduction of 1700s redware implement from Lancaster County Pennsylvania and as such it has been antiqued with crazing, chips, glaze and glaze losses. The base is artist signed and dated. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Ohio, USA
Size: Measures ~3 1/4" in diameter at the base, is ~6 1/4" high to the top of the handle, and is ~5 1/4" in diameter at its widest. The mouth of the jug itself measures ~1 1/8" in diameter. The piece weighs about one pound and 6 ounces.
Maker: Greg Shooner.
Marks: Signed "Greg Shooner 2006" in cursive calligraphy. There is also the words "This Glaze Contains Lead not for Food Storage or Use" in block letters stamped on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and well-made reproduction jug having a nice shape and nice classic coloring. The jug would make a nice addition to your collection of contemporary reproduction redware or art pottery. It would also display nicely as a decorative piece on your mantel.
Condition: The jug is in very good condition and is nicely antiqued. The piece has no unintentional chips, cracks, repairs or hairlines. The Jar does have intentional glaze crazing, some glaze losses, some small surface and glaze chips. It has several spots of intentional glaze loss and some small surface chips within the body of the jug as well as the edge of the mouth of the jug, all of which can be seen in the photos. Of course, all of these are intentional to give the jar the required look of the reproduced piece from 1700s. Please see the photos for additional condition information and to appreciate its beauty.
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