Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid

This bean pot was made prior to 1880 because most Redware production stopped by that date due to an increase in mass marketed items. This pot has a few chips but that adds to the authenticity of the item. If you are collector of primitives then old Redware items are a must for any collection. This is certainly one that is not common. Measures 5 ¾" tall and 7" across including handle- has a 3 ½" opening and a base of 6". The bottom shows where it was cut off by wire. 90 A little history- Redware, or red earthenware, is a clay-bodied ware heated in a low-fired kiln at 1,700 to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit; higher temperatures would melt the clay. Other earthenware' such as the yellow and white variety are made from clay composed of different mineral deposits; they are fired at higher temperatures and are impervious to liquids. Redware, however, has a porous clay body made impermeable only by the use of a glaze, typically lead-based. The lead in the glaze may have resulted in shortened life spans for potters and was perhaps unhealthy for patrons as well. While consumers and producers may well have been aware of the risks, many had no available alternatives. So I do not recommend that you use any Redware for eating purposes today.

Item ID: cl001785

Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid

Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid
Vintage Redware Bean Pot with lid

This bean pot was made prior to 1880 because most Redware production stopped by that date due to an increase in mass marketed items. This pot has a few chips but that adds to the authenticity of the item. If you are collector of primitives then old Redware items are a must for any collection. This is certainly one that is not common. Measures 5 ¾" tall and 7" across including handle- has a 3 ½" opening and a base of 6". The bottom shows where it was cut off by wire. 90 A little history- Redware, or red earthenware, is a clay-bodied ware heated in a low-fired kiln at 1,700 to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit; higher temperatures would melt the clay. Other earthenware' such as the yellow and white variety are made from clay composed of different mineral deposits; they are fired at higher temperatures and are impervious to liquids. Redware, however, has a porous clay body made impermeable only by the use of a glaze, typically lead-based. The lead in the glaze may have resulted in shortened life spans for potters and was perhaps unhealthy for patrons as well. While consumers and producers may well have been aware of the risks, many had no available alternatives. So I do not recommend that you use any Redware for eating purposes today.

Item ID: cl001785

$57 USD

Ruby Red Tag Sale Sale starts Wed Apr 23 8:00 AM, ends Fri Apr 25 8:00 AM Pacific Time. This item will be 50% off the price above during the Sale!
Add to Wish List

Another shopper has this item in their Cart or Wish List. Don't miss out!

My Grandmother Had One


Louis Simpson, Wichita Falls, TX   

Things you remember at prices you can afford!

Ruby Lane Shop Rating
Platinum Rating Platinum
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2008

It is cheaper to shop online than to pay for gas and eats.

Shipping/Handling:To Be Determined
Insurance:Included

Price for shipping to USA change location


Estimate shipping to a different location:




Traditional Payments