Manganese Glazed Redware Harvest Jug, Possibly Tennessee or Southwest Virginia

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 377

Price Realized: $431.25

($375 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Glazed Redware Harvest Jug, possibly Great Road / Eastern Tennessee origin, mid 19th century, beehive-form jug with ribbed rainbow handle and distinctive spout with heavy molding. Shoulder incised with two bands flanking a incised wavy line. Surface covered in a speckled lead-and-manganese glaze with areas of underlying orange clay. Glaze color and incising are similar to Tennessee pieces produced by members of the Mort family of Jefferson County or the Cain family of Sullivan County. Excellent form. Chipping around base. Spider crack on reverse base area, with one crack extending onto underside. Some small spots of wear to spout. Some small glaze flakes to base area on reverse, and one 5/8" glazed flake near midsection on reverse. Small contact mark to shoulder. H 9 1/2".

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