Up for auction is a Signed and Early, C.C. Cole Pottery, North Carolina Art Pottery, Candle Jug with a Yellow and Burgandy Spotted Glaze over White Slip Glaze, Circa 1930's in Excellent Condition. This wonderful old C.C. Cole candle jug has a red ink-stamp mark on the bottom, but it has deteriorated to the point w it's not very legible anymore. You can tell t was an "O" in the stamp, so its hard to say if the ink-stamp originally stated "Cole" or perhaps this was made for one of the many tourist establishments the pottery made wares for. I don't know of C.C. Cole ever using an ink-stamp, but they did use an impressed mark at times. The only documented ink-stamps I know of by a Cole Pottery that weren't used for a wholesale customer were used by the A.R. Cole Pottery. This glaze is also a featured and documented glaze in the book "North Carolina Art Pottery, 1900 to 1960, Identification and Value Guide" by A. Everette James. In the chapter on the Cole Family Potteries t is a fan vase featured on page 175 that adorns this exact same glaze treatment. This candle jug is in excellent shape overall with no chips or cracks in the clay body of the piece anyw T is one small glaze flake on the edge of the opening of the jug that you can see it at the top right. You can see this glaze flake in the gallery and 2nd photo and t is also a close-up photo that is the last photo or photo # 10. I will note this flaw again by stating, THIS IS NOT A CHIP! This jug also has visible glaze crazing, but if you aquire it and take care of this jug like most collecters would, t is no reason the condition should get any worse. Glaze crazing is a common flaw that is seen often times with old pottery and it just goes with the territory if you are a collector. This candle jug is 6 5/8 inches tall and the base is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The base is beveled a bit, so the actual diameter of the jug is 3 3/8 inches and it is pretty straight all the way up. T is an inside holder built-in for a stick candle and these candle jugs do make for unusual pieces. I won't say they are rare or even scarce, but I'm not sure how many collectors realize just how far back into the history of the Seagrove art potters these candle jugs go. This candle jug will make an excellent addition to your North Carolina Art Pottery or American Art Pottery collection. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!
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