Here's a very early piece of redware folk pottery in very good condition. Bulbous in shape, it has decorative bands of slip as well as a whimsical wavy design encircling the upper third of the exterior. There's also a single, applied handle on one side, complete with thumbprint at the bottom of it. This entire piece is unglazed an has a patina showing plenty evidence of past use and age. Some may refer to this pitcher as terracotta.
In addition to its other unique features, this piece has a wide, pinched opening rim. The rim has a couple of chips in it but other than that, you'll find that this item is in remarkably good shape considering it dates back the mid 19th Century. It was a utilitarian household item back in its time. Most similar surviving pieces today have damage. This pitcher has no cracks, missing pieces or repairs.
It measures 9 1/8 inches high, 8 1/2 inches at its widest point with an opening diameter of 5 3/4 inches and a bottom diameter of 4 1/8 inches. Charming to display on its own or among other county antiques and pottery. You won't be disappointed in this piece!
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