Vintage Rowe Pottery 1989 #'d Limited Ed. Salt Glaze Lidded Ovoid Jar-Mint, HTF

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 21, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on a 1989 limited edition Rowe Pottery salt glaze lidded ovoid jar decorated in cobalt blue with the Burger Single Floral pattern.

This is a hand made, hand decorated salt glaze piece made by Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wisconsin and is offered by the original owner.

The ovoid jar measures 9⅝" H x 7¾" D. This piece is from the 1989 Limited Edition Collection and is hard to find. It is number 394 of 1,500 firings that were made for this collection.


- "Limited Production Series 1989" is impressed under the Rowe logo

- "Rowe Pottery 1989 Limited Edition 394 / 1,500" is stamped on the bottom

- Potter and decorator marks

The lidded ovoid-shaped jar is a classic revival and was inspired by works from the Bennington Factory, Bennington, VT, circa 1823. The Burger Single Floral pattern was taken from a Burger Pottery, Rochester, NY original and demonstrates the diversity and control of slip-trail and the Edwardian flowing penmanship of the Victorian period.

This piece was made while Jim Rowe was still the proprietor of the original Rowe company and was made using the traditional authentic salt glaze process. This era of Rowe Pottery is considered to be the best in 19 th century early American salt-glaze reproduction stoneware and is museum quality.

The ovoid jar with lid is in mint condition; it was used for display only and lived in a china cabinet behind glass doors. No chips, cracks or crazing.

It will ship in the original box that Rowe used to ship it in 1989. It is wrapped in a burlap bag and foam was poured in to form-fit to the piece.

Some of the photos show a pinkish/brownish tinge, which is a reflection of my limited photographic skills and available lighting.

Salt glazed pottery is handmade and hand painted so each piece is original and unique. Color variations occur during the firing process creating the distinctive color tones that give each piece its own special character. The natural color tones of salt glaze pottery vary ranging from gray to tan, with cobalt blue decorations.

Please carefully review all ad text, shipping notes and photos and ask any questions before you bid.

Check out my other listings for more limited edition Rowe Pottery pieces as well as some Williamsburg pottery and Dansk items.


I'm happy to combine shipping whenever possible. Because this piece will ship in the original foam filled Rowe packaging, it may not be possible to combine with other pottery pieces.

If you bid on and win more than one of my auctions, please contact me via e-mail BEFORE YOU PAY so I can determine the feasibility of combining and send you an invoice with the adjusted shipping cost if applicable.

If you do not contact me before you pay, I cannot combine shipping.

I charge actual postage to the winning bidder's destination. $2.00 handling fee is charged to cover insurance and delivery confirmation costs.

Please remember that large pottery items and protective packing are heavy. Careful packaging will ensure that your pottery arrives intact. This is an oversized package, so USPS applies a dimensional surcharge.

Shipping is offered only to the 48 contiguous states. Sorry, no international shipping.

Items will be shipped within 1 - 2 business days after cleared payment is received.

Will arrange for local pick up if buyer is near Nashua, NH, so there will be no shipping charge.