Rare 1938 Isaac Stahl Glazed Redware Miniature Handled Jug Brown & Green Colors
Date: September 9, 1938.
Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The jug is ~1 3/8" in diameter at the base, ~1" in diameter at the top, ~3 1/4" at its widest including the handle, and is ~2 7/8" high. The piece weighs about 4 ounces.
Maker: Isaac Stahl.
Marks: Marked "M-By-I.S.S.-9-9" along the edge of the base in the outer circle and the year "1938" below in the second circle. See photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece in form and color that is in excellent condition after being around for over 80 years made by one of the best and most famous potters from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Very well done and would display very well in your collection of Pennsylvania redware.
Condition: The Jug is in excellent condition with no cracks, hairlines, breaks, repairs, or chips. It does have a small flake to the glaze on the top of the top opening. The piece is all original with general crazing to the glaze and some of the usual manufacturing defects you would expect in a primitive piece of redware of this vintage such as pops, slubs, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, and unglazed spots. There are several unglazed spots along the edge of the base, which can be seen in the photos. In addition, the piece shows a defect where the handle and rolled top meet which shows up as a lump with what looks like a crack under the rolled top (see first two photos). However, this is an artifact of the making, is glazed over, and is original to the making. This is the main reason we believe this is an end of the day piece of pottery made by Isaac Stahl using left over material. Be that as it may, the piece very nice and rather rare. It is worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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