Description: A nice size glazed and slip decorated redware mug with four applied handles made by James C Seagraves. The orangish brown colored mug has an off-white slip decoration of repeating lines, both straight and wavy, and dots with green colored highlights on the body of the mug. It also has gray or greenish gray colored spots painted along the top and bottom edge and the sides of the four handles. Finally, the handles have raised circles that are also colored in the same greenish gray on the top. The mug, which we believe is cast, has four handles which is very unusual and we are not certain what it would be used for but possibly it was made just for nice. The mug has a flat round base and outwards flared straight side ending in a shaped plain rim. The flat base is marked on the underside "JCS." A beautiful piece of modern redware to add to your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in the period 1950-1970.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3" in diameter at the base, ~6" at its widest including the handles, and is ~4 1/8" high. The piece weighs a little over one pound.
Maker: James Christian Seagraves. Marks: Marked "JCS" on bottom in cursive calligraphy.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful piece of contemporary redware made by a master potter. A beautiful piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: The mug is in very good condition with no cracks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. The piece has general crazing to the glaze throughout, which is difficult to see but is there. It is great looking and would display very well in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.