Antique Country Redware Salt Glaze Pottery Milk Pitcher

If old pottery is your passion, check out this quality example of antique redware! It's a very well-preserved 19th century pitcher with two different colors of salt glaze. It measures 9 1/2" high with a 3 3/4" bottom diameter, and an opening diameter of 4 3/4" (with the spout). At its widest point, this bulbous piece is about 7 ". The exterior glaze is yellow with dark green whimsically dabbed and drizzled down the sides. The glaze stops short of the bottom and underside was never glazed at all. The interior is glazed in just the yellow. T is some pitting/errosion from wear on the interior from the heavy use this piece saw back in its day. We found this piece last week in a farmhouse w it was hidden away in the back of an old cupboard in the cellar for generations. It still needs a light cleaning as we sell our items in as-found condition. T are no cracks, just couple of very old rim chips that have been worn smooth over the past century. It's condition is remarkable given its age and purpose. This type of redware was not considered special in its day. Most pieces like this one saw frequent, daily use and surviving pieces found today often have significant damage. While it shows plenty of age as the pictures indicate, it is in excellent condition. This is a rare, solid piece of 1800's redware pottery that sells without reserve! You ... read more