Large Ovoid Redware Jug probably Galena, IL

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 306

Price Realized: $862.50

($750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Large Glazed Redware Jug, probably Galena, IL, mid 19th century, approximately two-gallon ovoid jug with tooled shoulder, footed base, thick spout, and applied handle, the surface covered in a lead glaze over a colorful green and orange-spotted ground. Excellent color. This jug was collected with the other Galena pieces in this sale, and is likely an earlier example of pottery from this region, featuring a pleasing ovoid form. Large chip to top of rim, possibly caused during the firing. Two large chips and a few smaller chips to base. Contact mark to side of jug. Light wear to handle. Small spots of wear to surface. H 12 3/4".

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