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Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID

Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Sold - Price $195.00 USD
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This venerable redware storage jar has the rounded shoulders and ovoid shape that date it to the mid 1800's. The form and the salmon color with splotches and the fact that it retains its original knobbed lid all make it a very desirable, collectible redware piece. It's lead glazed inside as well, the base of the upper rim has an incised ring around it where it joins the pot and the potter's finger marks are very evident in the interior. The flared upper rim was left unglazed at the mouth and the bottom is dry, also. Like thousands of other redware pieces made in early America, this jar is unsigned. We believe it to be of New England origin, possibly Maine.

This piece is on the large side for a storage jar, measuring 10 1/4 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches across the shoulder, tapering to a 5 3/4 inch diameter base. It weighs a hefty 4 1/2 pounds. The mouth measures 4 inches across; it's topped by the original lid with the identical glaze. The lid is 4 1/4 inches wide with a flat round knob 1/2 high and 1 inch across. The lid has been split into two pieces at some time in the past**; they were joined with glue very neatly and it's not particularly noticeable from above. We've pictured both the top and the underside of the lid so you can view the seam. 

There are no cracks or hairlines in this old jar. There are several stone pings, rubbed areas of glaze loss and one oval chip about 5/8 inches long, adjacent to a ping and above a dimple in the clay made during the potting process. If you zoom the photos, you can see these marks of its long use. It's an excellent addition to a redware collection and perfect for a touch of rusticity anywhere in your home.
© Linda Henrich

** Words to live by:
Use it up, wear it out, make do, do without.
― Boyd K. Packer

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