Here’s a beautiful, 19th Century redware pot in very good condition! Bulbous in shape, it’s a primitive piece of folk pottery featuring a slip decoration all the way around the upper portion of the outside. Only the interior is glazed; the exterior is an original, grungy, dry surface that shows lots of age and wear. There is a drip of glaze that ran down the side of the piece, adding charm and character! Pots like this one were used primarily for holding milk or juices. Many times they would be stored on the dirt floor of a cellar where the unglazed bottom of the pot would soak in moisture, keeping the pot chilled without contaminating its contents because it’s interior was completely coated in glaze. This piece has a flared-out opening rim that's in very good shape with only a few tiny nicks. The bottom edge is also in excellent shape. There's a very fine hairline that is hard to see and isn't a structural concern. The interior has some surface erosion from past use and age. The pot stands 9 inches tall with a base that measures 4 1/4 inches in diameter. The opening is just about 4 1/2 inches across and the widest point is 6 1/2 inches. Nevertheless, for a very old piece of utilitarian redware pottery, it’s a solid, nice piece that will display well just about anywhere!
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