Very large 19th century (3 gal) alkaline glazed Edgefield pottery jug, unknown maker, who has left his finger prints in glaze near the bottom, strong rings from turning on the wheel, heavy brown alkaline glaze, this is probably a plantation piece of pottery. Condition: excellent with no chips or cracks, some surface scratches and glaze misses to spots, also what appears to be some paint residue inside the neck, which I am sure would clean though as is is out of sight I did not mess with it, see photos for detail. The jug measures approx 15" tall by 9" at the shoulder 8" at base, contact me if you wish for more pictures.
Edgefield pottery was made near the small town of Edgefield, South Carolina from about 1812 until the 1920s. Early on, Edgefield pottery was made by trained journeyman potters who came to Edgefield from the pottery centers of the Mid Atlantic States. Later, local men were trained as potters, and eventually slaves were also taught how to turn the pots, glaze, and fire them. Over the course of time, many different shapes, forms, decorations and glazes were made in the Edgefield pottery district, and the use of alkaline glazes and the regional styles migrated through the neighboring states.
Shipping is an estimate, this is very heavy and will need double boxing, if it comes in lower I will be happy to refund any overcharges.
Item ID: 002529
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