From an estate in Beaufort SC, a wonderful 19th century one gallon alkaline glazed Edgefield pottery jug, by an unknown maker and with an unusual and original custom hand made wire stand, which fits so snugly that it is effectively attached. The pot has strong rings from turning on the wheel, a heavy brown alkaline glaze, and is probably plantation made. I think the stand was made to hold the jug off of the cold ground, and also for lifting, it is of a heavy hand forged iron wire. The condition is very good with small flakes and shallow chips to the lip and bottom, some surface scratches and a few glaze misses to spots, see photos for detail. The jug and including the stand measures approx 14" tall by 8", please contact me if you wish for more pictures or with any questions.
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.