Late 19th Century Antique Glazed Redware Flower Pot Attached Saucer By LK Tomlinson of Berks County PA
Description: This is an antique, circa late 19th century, glazed redware flower pot with attached saucer base by Louis K. Tomlinson of Berks County Pennsylvania. The flower pot has a round saucer with outwards flared sides rising to a coggled shoulder then having a slightly rounded top ending in a flat downwards slanted edge. The edge is shaped and shows a slight ledge. The pot has a small hole in the bottom to drain into the attached saucer. The exterior of the pot as well as the saucer are glazed and have brown coloring g with black or dark spots indicative of manganese glazing. The piece is unglazed on the inside or the bottom and shows the color of unglazed redware. The piece is also is marked LKT on the bottom for Louis K. Tomlinson the late 19th century potter from Berks County Pennsylvania. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely late 19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made in Berks County Pennsylvania.
Size: The piece measures ~4 1/4" in diameter at the base, ~5 3/4" in diameter at the to, and is ~4 3/4" high. The piece weighs over one pound and ten ounces.
Maker: Louis K. Tomlinson.
Marks: Has the initials LKT impressed on the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice antique flower pot that very seldom comes by in such a good condition. It has a very nice form and color, which makes this piece a true beauty. A piece with lots of character which would make a great addition to your collection of antique redware. Condition: The mold is in good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It has no break, no cracks, no hairlines, and no repairs. The piece exhibits general crazing to the glaze throughout. The piece has several chips along the edge of the saucer and along the rim on both the inside edge and outside edge. There are a few spots where the glaze is lost on the exterior of the pot, which can be seen in the photos. The piece is soiled and has white residue from drying water in the saucer and along the bottom of the pot as well as the inside top of the pot. Be that as it may the pot is still solid and looks great after being around for over 100 years. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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