Another lovely example of Burley Winter pottery in the popular mold #54. Measures 6 1/2" tall with the largest body diameter at 6". The mouth and foot are both 4 1/2" in diameter. The heavy yellow clay is glazed in the distinctive matte glaze that Burley developed in the early part of the 20th Century; drippy plum over mottled green.
This piece was found with a coating of black paint on the bottom surface which was easily removed. The cleaning revealed that the whole thing has once had this paint. Light traces remain on areas where the glaze has worn, most notably the handles and the un-glazed foot, and also in the tiny pits caused by the firing. There is also a small chip on the inside rim and the glazing and firing irregularities that are common on this pottery. Note the 3/4" long area in the 1st photo that was missed in the first glazing.
We hope our nice price compensates for the little idiosyncrasies of the lovely piece of pottery.
The Burley family had been making pottery for a long time before joining with Winter in the late 1870's. The company switched from utilitarian items to Art Pottery in the early 1900's and continued manufacture until the 1930's when the company fell victim to the Great Depression. Lesser known that other pottery companies from the southeastern region of Ohio and, in our opinion, under-appreciated. The lustrous glazes are impossible to describe and hard to capture in a photograph. See other examples in our shop.