Unusual Redware Cream Pitcher w/ Striped Decoration, Great Road Tennessee or Virginia

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 141

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Great Road Redware Cream Pitcher with Banded Manganese Decoration, Southwestern VA or Eastern TN origin, second half 19th century, squat-shaped pitcher with flared spout and tooled midsection, featuring a highly-unusual dipped manganese decoration on upper and lower sections. Interior and exterior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. The resultant pattern on the pitcher is a visually-appealing striped brown and orange design. A similar dipped manganese application is found on a rare redware bottle with brown-glazed neck, attributed to the Cain Pottery of Sullivan County, TN. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example found in Southwestern Virginia. Glaze loss to handle, rim, and areas on body of pitcher. Wear to base. Pitcher is free of cracks and chips. H 4 1/2".

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