Here's an early piece of folk art pottery to decorate your home or add to a pottery collection. We found this old, decorated, redware pitcher while clearing out the cellar of an old farmhouse! It dates to the mid-19th Century, has a bulbous shape, and is in very good condition which is remarkable considering it's over 150 years old!
Colored with oxides and lead glazed, this piece is mottled and has two, hand-applied whimsical, floral decorations around its midsection. The area near the bottom edge, as well as the underside, are not glazed. Those portions have a dry, grungy patina from usage and decades of storage on a dirt floor. It was the type of pitcher that saw regular use; it wasn't considered special back in its day. It shows some age and wear with a chip on the inside of the opening rim, near the spout. There's a few surface imperfections on the outside along with some minor glaze abrasions that aren't readily apparent. There are no cracks or structural problems; it is a solid, rugged piece that will last another century with proper care.
This is 9 1/2 inches high with a bottom diameter of 4 1/2 inches and an opening that measures 5 1/8 inches wide across the spout. Its widest point in the middle is about 7 inches and it weighs over 3 pounds. As the photos show. it displays wonderfully and is certainly a rare item. Guaranteed old and authentic, this redware pitcher is a unique piece of pottery that's sure to command attention wherever its displayed! This is a really nice item!
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